Re: collecting dust

Subject: Re: collecting dust
From: Mark Nelson <MCN -at- cc -dot- usu -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 04:29:52 -0600 (MDT)

Mark L. notes:
>If I understand correctly, upgrading to the latest and greatest
>does not necessarily mean that the worst and oldest is yours to
>dispose of. If it's a new version of the same product, then
>normally acquiring the upgrade does not mean that you now have
>two licenses-- one for the new version, which you can use,
>and another for the old version, which you can sell or give away.
>On the contrary, giving someone else the old version would be
>like making an illegal copy.

>(Of course, if you mean changing to different software entirely--
>like from WordPerfect to FrameMaker-- that's another kettle of

Good point. I hadn't thought of that. I was thinking of software
in a hardware mindset. Of course if I upgrade my hard drive from
4GB to 9GB, I don't need to throw away the 4GB drive. I guess
software works a bit differently.

Mark Nelson
Utah State University

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