Steam Security Follow-up

1UP.com has a follow-up from Valve about reports that the Steam servers may have been compromised (story). Word from Doug Lombardi is that while information may have been retrieved from a third-party site, Steam is still safely contained in their steampipes:
Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at Valve, says, "There has been no security breach of Steam." However, he does confirm our expert's findings by adding, "The alleged hacker gained access to a third-party site that Valve uses to manage the commercial partners in its Cyber Café program. This Cyber Café billing system is not connected to Steam. We are working with law enforcement agencies on this matter, and encourage anyone with more information to e-mail us at Catch_A_Thief@valvesoftware.com."
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I was wondering when you would break out the big guns and start the name calling.

As a business owner, something I /know/ you know nothing about, I'm not about to let some snot-nosed little shit spew profanities at me for something that is his fault. I will not only lock his ass out of my store, but I will make sure that his products are not supported and he can rot in hell for all I care. There is a thing called consumer responsbility, my friend, of which he had none, and my responsibility to the consumer ended when he took it upon himself to violate the basic tenets of human interaction and the rules that govern my business.

There is nothing coy about Steam. You've stated yourself, as well as others here, that Steam is required to run in order to play the game. It even states that on the box before you purchase the game, along with the notifications that you have to have an internet connection to play online, which I'm sure people like you made companies notify people becuase they're too stupid to think for themselves. I'm not sure how much more clear you want it to be. 'The customer is always right' is not a literal statement. It is simply a guideline to follow. As you are starting out, every little piece of business matters, so all customers are important. As you become larger, the people who pay more have more of a say than the people who don't pay as much. As you become even larger, the clients with contracts matter more than the pickup business you get. Welcome to the world of business. You think you matter to Wal-mart because you go in and buy your clothes there? They could give a rat's ass about you. You're simply a number to them that has no discernible effect to their business as a whole. Welcome to reality. If you don't believe me, try to go to Best Buy and get them to stock some item that only you want, simply because you want it. You think they'll do it? Or will they wait until you get a couple of friends together and say that more people want it? Who has the higher chance of convincing the manager to stock the item?

Instead of whining about Steam here, why not try to get a movement started. Instead of trying to sound pseudointellectual here, why not actually make a difference? Oh, yeah....I know. That's because you'd rather sit on your ass and make noise rather than do something meaningful. I'm sorry....you're right. I'll let you get back to your star trek viewing and cheetos.

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