In response to the Dec. 6 Perspectives column by Charles Cooper, "An answer to dumb PC salespeople":
Years ago, during my first PC buying experience, a salesman commented to me: "Do you think if I knew anything about these things I'd be working here?"
That remark stuck with me, and the revelation has served me well over the years. Now I build my own, and ignore salespeople altogether. I couldn't be happier.