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

From: Mark Green <>
Date: Mon Apr 10 21:04:17 2000

> I wrote:
> > 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.
> [...]
> > 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.
> I never said that they gave away computers or compilers.

They didn't give away Inside Macintosh either, we had to buy it
at the local bookstore.

I think a large part of the problem was the attitiude. We
paid close to list price, and in return we didn't get any
support. If there was a sizable discount, say 30%, then this
would be acceptable. But, whenever we called with problems we
were told we were a University Site and weren't entitled to
support (I suspect we would have got the same answer if we
had paid full price).

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 - 21:04:17 BST

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