dBase (was Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1

Subject: dBase (was Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1
From: "Wilcox, John (Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 14:06:00 -0800

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From: Fragnito, Vic
Subject: Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1

A while back, a company called AstonTate did something similar with a
product called DataBase 4. The product was not downward compatible and
all DataBase 3 programs had to be redone and recompiled.

The company is now BANKRUPT!.

Maybe a message should be sent to the almighty Bill. He too is
subservient to the market.
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Actually, Ashton-Tate was bought out by Borland, which continues to
develop and market dBase. The latest is Visual dBase 5.5, a competitor
to Micro$oft Access 2.0. But you probably never heard of it because it
beareth not the MS name.

As for Bill, I don't believe he is subservient to the market any longer.
To the contrary, he creates it.


Regards,

John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services
Weyerhaeuser
WWC 2E2
Tacoma, WA 98477-0001
206-924-7972
wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com

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