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Re: An alternate view
Posted by: Bill Peavy Date: May 30, 2000 at 13:37:49
In Reply to: Re: An alternate view by William M. Roberts of 11492

Bingo! They only need ONE data-entry program. They just needed to remove the competition. Now, back to the business of reselling free data. You have to like the business model. Consider, SELL people a "cute" little data-entry program; encourage them to "share" their (often unresearched) data and then sell the "shared" data back on CD. We're talking big-time cash cow here.

As you say, informed researchers don't buy such stuff so... It's like the entry-level PC business all over again. Too bad the FTC didn't block the "merger".


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