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Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0

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  • Subject: [mg116527] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 04:35:45 -0500 (EST)
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I believe that was his really long 10th anniversary speech, and I recall 
that he did say that it was the only time the company lost significant 
money after the initial startup.

Kevin


On 2/17/2011 5:21 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> 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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