Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116402] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0*From*: P_ter <petervansummeren at gmail.com>*Date*: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 05:49:50 -0500 (EST)*References*: <iiten7$jl5$1@smc.vnet.net> <ij0e3s$992$1@smc.vnet.net>

When one says that computers and software becomes obsolete, it means one should not invest to much. And as customer it means one is not bound to the product. A very loose affiliation is the consequence. How else can the product company promote its products than by exaggerating? It also means a responsibility to communicate with your customers that a system is becoming obsolete. If a firm does not do that it loses continuity in its customers. Only the always new can fill this gap (students, new media). I can observe both consequences of the above over the years in this group. Let that be clear to everyone: everyone is here for him/herself. It maybe a nice group of students from the outside, or driven people. That is not the crux. Yes, thanks for the article. In essence it says the same as above. Now it is "THIS". It seems to me that a very peculiar business model streams Mathematica. As a consequence: now and than a kind of trauma bubbles up in this math group. That is: the not so new fall off. In this model all share this fate.