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On Nov 7, 2007, at 8:48 PM, Bill Polhemus wrote:

Ho-kay, so nobody cares but me. Fine, I'll continue my conversation with myself, then.
Actually I do care--sort of--because I got pushed around by Mathsoft myself. I bought a copy of MathCAD when they came out with a port for the Mac. It was a piece of crap--unstable and generally ugly. After repeated crashes I called them up and got no help and some patronizing marketing droid told me I should get a PC. To my everlasting credit I did not get abusive beyond telling the guy I'd rather not, although I was pretty hot under the collar when I hung up the phone. In fact I'd far rather work with a Mac that doesn't have MathCAD than with a PC that does.

Eventually Mathsoft dropped the Mac version because it wasn't any good and no one bought it. A few years later they tried again, but the newer version was also a piece of crap which wouldn't sell. Mathsoft or whatever they call themselves probably has some hurt feelings about the effort they put in, but that's their problem. I've learned to get along nicely with Excel and if I need more stooch I'll buy Mathematica Lite or Real Basic or something else.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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