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Symbolics Marketing Strategy

    Date: Wed, 24 Jan 90 09:15 PST
    From: taylor@CHARON.arc.nasa.gov (will taylor)

    I propose that Symbolics bundle CLIM, Concordia, Statice, & Joshua into
    Genera for NO increase in software purchase/maintenance costs to users.
    Then agressively market these capabilities which would now be part of 
    the basic Symbolics Genera operating system. 

    - Will Taylor         taylor@pluto.arc.nasa.gov

I strongly second the idea that CLIM ought to be bundled (perhaps
eventually becoming THE interface).  It seems a little too naive to ask
that the others become bundled, but although I would love to have each
and every one of them, I have not been able to adequately justify their
purchase because of cost.  Concordia ought to be price competitive with
other desktop publishing tools (I know, it's MORE than just...).  I
would definitely buy it for $5,000.  I don't know how much Statice ought
to cost.  All I know is that every time I've looked at my budget I've
come away thinking I'd be better off getting Sun products A, B, C, and D
rather than merely Statice right now (i.e., usually equals 2 to 4 other
products combined).  Joshua costs as much as KEE and is harder to "sell"
to management than KEE.  $7500 would be nice for Joshua.

Just some humble opinions from a greedy miser :-)