Apple Mac (was: !Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Mark Green <>
Date: Mon Apr 10 20:23:13 2000

> > Maybe not quite as bad as TI, although that $150 "developers club" affair
> > is pretty close (at least to me, who was a starving college student at the
> > time).
> Apple gave the Inside Macintosh stuff to pretty much any University or
> College that wanted it.

No they didn't, at least not outside the US. I believe we got a 10%
to 15% discount, but not much more. I started Mac development in
1984, when they first came out. We had to buy a Lisa and the Pascal
development environment, pretty much at list price in order to do
any programming on the Mac. Within a year we were cross developing
on Unix, Apple's support for their own development environment was
so poor it wasn't worth using.

Dr. Mark Green                       
Professor                                      (780) 492-4584
Director, Research Institute for Multimedia Systems (RIMS)
Department of Computing Science                (780) 492-1071 (FAX)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H1, Canada
Received on Mon Apr 10 2000 - 20:23:13 BST

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