RE: Why should I be worried about the merger? NOT

Subject: RE: Why should I be worried about the merger? NOT
From: "Howard Lebowitz" <Howard -dot- Lebowitz -at- harlandfs -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 08:24:11 -0400


My point is that products come and go in the market based on market
demand. RoboHelp at one point did not exist and no one knew that years
later such a product would become an important part of their work life.
The fact that its new owner now thinks it is no longer worth marketing
does not mean, as some seem to believe, that no new or better product
will come to existence and that somehow this is a catastrophe.

This is historically not true. I used MadCap as an example. If Flare
never materializes then, if there is demand, some other company will
exploit that demand and bring other products into the market -- perhaps
even people on this list will use their ideas to do that.

In any event, people must always adapt to changing circumstances.
Sometimes it makes life more challenging but that is they way things are
and will always be. Change is inevitable. There will be new
technologies, new tools and that is good for us -- if there were nothing
new what would we write about?

I do not know Mike Hamiliton, other than a few email exchanges years ago
for some technical help with RH 2000. I too wish him and MadCap the
best.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: April 20, 2005 10:48 PM
To: Howard Lebowitz
Cc: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Why should I be worried about the merger? NOT

The point was clear, I thought.

I wish Mike and crew all the best but yes, it *is* currently still a
twinkle in the eye.

On 4/20/05, Howard Lebowitz <Howard -dot- Lebowitz -at- harlandfs -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Your point is?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> > Even if was Adobe's intent to kill products, if there is a market
> > for a tool new companies will arise to supply that market, just as
> > Blue Sky did, and just as Macromedia did years ago. A good example
> > is the impending release of the new Flare product from the new
company:
> Madcap.
>
> "Impending release?" LOL. The "product" is not yet even in Alpha or
> Beta testing.



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