[thechat] Software marketing

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Fri Dec 5 17:50:37 CST 2003

It's an update I don't think I'll be getting any time soon. Flash MX is 
klunky on my Mac - maybe it would perform better, but I went to a 
marketing talk about MX 2004, and the only feature that interested me 
was the performance increase in the new version of the Flash Player.

BTW, I still use PhotoShop 5.5, Illustrator 8 and am unaware of the 
current version of CF Studio or BBEdit ... it's a pain having Classic 
start up for PS and Ill, but I get by just fine. Oh yeah, my Windows 
box is a 450 MHz Pentium III - my Mac is a dual 450 MHz G4 - they get 
me by just fine! I really get a kick out of it when friends who use 
their (better) computers for word processing, email and looking at the 
Internet complain about how they "need" a new computer.

On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 09:55  PM, David Wagner wrote:
> "Macromedia Flash MX 2004"
> Has anyone noticed that software releases are starting to sound more 
> and more like cars?
> The packaging is beginning to look similar, too.
> Since when do they need to make software "catchy" and visually 
> stimulating in order to get me to buy it?...
> ...oh, nevermind. It's when it started costing $700 for a box of 1s 
> and 0s.
> (And on another rant... does anyone else remember when going to 
> www.flash.com would get you to the *player* site, not the *studio* 
> site? Before everyone and their dog was a developer?)

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