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academic holiday specials
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1991 19:45-0000
In article <1991Oct24.201139.2103@ALEX.ims.bellcore.com> GRoberts@yukon.scrc.symbolics.com (Gary Roberts) writes:
> As a way of introducing our Academic customers to the new MacIvory model
> 3, Symbolics is pleased to announce the following special prices. These
> prices are available to U.S. Academic institutions (subject to
> restrictions on resale) through Dec 27, 1991 (after which they revert to
> regular Academic prices, which are a bit higher).
> MacIvory model 3 processor with 2 MW memory, Ivory rev. 4 processor,
> Genera Development software package including CLIM, CLOS, etc.
> Quantity 1: $7,500
> Quantity 2 or more: $5,000
I haven't read this group in a long time. Still using lispms though...
So the first time I look, lo and behold, prices are on the agenda.
And, there are the usual complaints....
So, to put the prices in perspective: we paid $50,000 for a Statice site
license. [Yes I got all the zeros correct.] The price was 15,000 for a
single user copy of Joshua. Mind you, this was 2 years ago.
Comparing the 50,000 to 2,000 dollars, the academics get a 96% discount.
Well, I would say this is SPECTACULAR. Symbolics deserves a big thank
I am mailing from my customer's MacIvory II. He bought two Ivory
boards, paying a sum for each that makes the $5000 MacIvory III tab
above look like approximately 95% discount also.
These are much slower and had none of the Release 8.1 bundled
Here in the UK, academia (I believe) gets no help or tax
concessions for computer aquisitions.
I personally know very many people who would dearly love to get
access to a MacIvory - anyhow, ever. Many like me would look to
their personal bank for the funds if the price was $5000. The
price here is completely out of sight for all save a few massive
organisations who somehow do not notice the sums involved (like the
government, oil majors, ...).
Needless to say, there are no more than a handful of university
students who have or will ever see Genera in the UK.
Your grass looks very green from here.