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Subject:The joys of proprietary formats From:Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 8 Aug 2006 15:56:33 -0700 (PDT)
Why not to use software that locks your data into a proprietary format:
"Then, there's the story of a bunch of doctors offices who used some proprietary patient medical records software called Dr. Notes. The company behind Dr. Notes decided to raise their license fees by a huge amount -- and doctors who refused to give in suddenly discovered they could no longer access their patients' records..."
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