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Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0

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  • Subject: [mg116509] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:20:36 -0500 (EST)

I vaguely recall the following, paraphrased, statement by Stephen 
Wolfram at one of the conferences his company organized. At one point, 
he brought in business people to run the business aspect of the company, 
and it was a big mistake. (He may even have said that was the only time 
the company didn't make a profit; that's the part I don't recall at all 
precisely.)

On 2/16/2011 4:34 AM, AES wrote:
>
> 3)  I don't think Wolfram is much interested in what my business model
> for Mathematica would be (and that might be good judgement on their
> part!).  But if they asked, I'd say that I'd like a tiered or modular
> (or whatever you want to call it) approach where increasing more capable
> versions of Mathematica were available at increasing price points --
> just like most every other product in the marketplace.

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