RE: getting experience with expensive tools

Subject: RE: getting experience with expensive tools
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Tom Johnson" <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:38:41 -0700

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Subject: Re: getting experience with expensive tools

I don't think trials were intended for that purpose.

It'd be more honest to contact the vendor, explain the situation, and
see if they can help by extending the trial. Heck, if it helps them
get another proficient user of their software out there and a promoter
of their company, it's in their best interest to help in this manner.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Tom Johnson <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> As long as you're not using it for commercial purposes, I don't see this
> reformatting option as particularly dishonest. More than anything it would
> be time-consuming and tedious. Do the legal "I agree" options of software
> prevent this kind of action? Maybe they do. Not sure.

Bill Swallow
Twitter: @techcommdood


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