Re: Tools: Out-of-print software dealers?

Subject: Re: Tools: Out-of-print software dealers?
From: "Guy K. Haas" <ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 09:03:12 -0700

> George Hayhoe wondered: <<Are there software equivalents to out-of-print
> book dealers? In the realm of the printed word, there are folks who will
> find a copy of just about any book you could want. Is it possible to buy old
> technology too? Say you need a copy of Microsoft Word version 3.0 for DOS.
> How would you go about finding a source from which to purchase it?>>

What about companies that sell software for big bucks, then offer
upgrades for peanuts? If you paid $200 for release 3.0, and then can
upgrade to 3.1 or 4.0 or beyond, over the Net, for $10 each upgrade,
would not the company resist discounting older releases?

--Guy K. Haas
Senior Technical Writer
Selectica, Inc.
E-Mail: ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com


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