Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
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- Subject: [mg116511] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
- From: P_ter <petervansummeren at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:20:59 -0500 (EST)
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My point is that giving out a license also has its obligations. One is communications with the license users. E.g., Microsoft tells when it does not support an operating system a long way before. One gets first a hint, then a small article etc. Such traject takes a year at least. It is also clear about the platform. I know of users which were helped in this case. If a business does not honor such obligation, it must go for the always new users. This has consequences which even Hegel foresaw: in a night a whole industry can disappear. Maybe now Nokia, tomorrow another. Germany is the example of long standing customer relations. I did not consider Mathematica as a gadget (a get shit). That is my position. A tool to build a business and to invest for it. But, if there is no communication, I am forced to the contrary. I take my loss. The gadget view, the miles ahead way, does not play in many fields. Only trust, continuity, communication. I thank everyone for its reaction. I can use it. So, as I have nothing new to add to this topic, I will not contribute to this topic anymore.