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Plexi Status

    Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1992 14:46 EST
    From: autodesk!danr@fernwood.mpk.ca.us (Dan Rosenfeld)

    While I'm not on the SLUG mailing list, I've been told (thanks Fred,
    Bill) that there have been some questions about Plexi and it's
    availability.  I developed Plexi and licensed it to Symbolics in a
    distribution agreement which ended roughly two years ago.  
Actually, my copy of the contract says it was to end October 21, 1991.
This document was signed by Dan.
							       Since that
    time there has been some discussion of renewing our agreement, but no
    one at SMBX seems to have had enough time to make it happen.

The discussions broke down because the limited demand we were seeing for
Plexi didn't cover the expenses Plexi Software, Inc., was asking us to
pay for.

    In any case, I'd like to make Plexi available to people who are
    interested in using it.  I haven't really thought much about how this
    might work, but I'm willing to entertain suggestions.  Plexi never
    really made it onto Genera 8.0, so some porting would have to be done.

This is news to us. Symbolics was assured by Plexi Software, Inc., that
the product had been tested and was compatible with Genera 8.0.  Under
the terms of the contract, Plexi Software, Inc. was responsible for
staying current with Genera up to the date of the termination of the

    [caution: shameless self-promotion follows]
    Plexi received some press coverage recently in an article in EE Times
    [Feb. 3, #678] entitled "Intel 'locates' neural breakthrough":

	    "The company is using the neural network in-house to monitor
	    and report on failure modes at four of its wafer-fabrication

    For the time being, it would probably be best to mail replies to me
    directly, but I'll also get myself on the mailing list (how do I do


    Dan Rosenfeld