Remember "Coke" and "New Coke" ?

Gary Packman wrote:
> 
> I, for one, am truly dumbfounded. I can't remember ever seeing a
> corporation do an about-face after adopting the
> alienate-the-loyal-customers marketing plan.  The last company I worked
> for did the same thing and after 25 consecutive years of growth, we went
> belly up in three short years.  I never bothered expressing my dismay
> with direction Altium was taking because I figured it was a waste of
> time.  I'm still skeptical about the future for 99SE but there may be
> hope after all.  Sonic Foundry takes the opposite tack by offering their
> long time customers unpublished deals that are too good to refuse.  I
> own licenses for almost every product they make, not because I need them
> -in fact I've never even loaded half of the packages- but because they
> were such good deals I couldn't pass them up.  Now that I think about
> it, that's how I got AutoTrax, then 98, then 99SE.  Every one was too
> good 'a deal to pass up.  Make me a DXP deal I can't pass up and I will
> likely bite.
> 
> Gary Packman
> 
> Ian Wilson wrote:
> >
> > read this:
> > http://www.altium.com/media/pdfs/mr_corp_160902.pdf
> >

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