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1Re: Symbolics Marketing Strategy0
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 90 11:50 EST
From: Brad Miller <miller@CS.ROCHESTER.EDU>
1 Date: Thu, 25 Jan 90 08:08 CST
From: email@example.com (Donald H. Mitchell)
I strongly second the idea that CLIM ought to be bundled (perhaps
eventually becoming THE interface).
The problem I see with this strategy is that it reinforces the idea that
Symbolics has to make their money on the hardware. People buy their systems
for the software, and NOT the hardware. I'd much rather see them price their
software according to what the market will bear, and make it available on a
variety of platforms. Concordia, for instance, needs to be price competitve
and marketed as an alternative to FrameMaker.
0I agree and that's what I said in my note (with the exception for CLIM which
I feel should become part of the basic system). It seems a joke, however, for
an academic to talk of fair pricing given the academic discount for these
products (you don't pay $15K each). Certainly, FrameMaker is NOT $15K but
pretty close to an order of magnitude less.