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Programs Are Programs


The first ten years of Autodesk's existence have witnessed not only a breathtaking increases in the power of personal computers and the capability of the software they run, but equally rapid shifts in how such products are marketed, sold, and supported. There's no reason to believe that evolution in any of these domains will cease in the near future. Indeed, developments in communication technology permit entirely new approaches to software distribution which, being beneficial both to vendors and customers, may be widely adopted in the next several years. In June 1993 I tried to peer into the crystal ball and forecast how software will be bought and delivered in the late 1990's.

Programs Are Programs
How To Make Money In the Software Business

by John Walker
June 14th, 1993

Editor: John Walker