Subject: Re: Allegro CL 6.0 Trial Edition
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 30 Oct 2000 09:46:36 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Mike McDonald
| Why were you surprised?  I'd have been surprised if you sold more
| than a half dozen.  $500+ is a lot of money for most students to pay
| for a discretionary expense.  $500 last a long time at IHOP's all
| you can eat pancake special!

  Well, if you stay away from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, junk food, soft
  drinks, and "unexpected" pregnancies and actually spend your time
  and money on studying, $500 is _not_ a lot of money to invest in
  your future.  Not that asceticism is necessarily a virtue (note that
  I did not exclude the #1 favorite extracurricular activity, only its
  most undesirable result :), but all the "poor" students I know spent
  a _lot_ more money on such stupid things than anyone would recommend
  so I have very little sympathy for the plight of "poor" students,
  just like I never give a penny to beggars who smoke.

  But it might be fun to see if a special discount for Student Edition
  Lispers at IHOP would help sales.

  Seriously, I think it would help if students could pay for their
  licenses over several years, say three, instead of all of it in one
  fell swoop.  It would mean a much lower entry fee and probably a
  more stable relationship with the student.  With maintenance fees at
  25%, three years of $250 each would match one year of $500 and two
  years of $125.  Would our IHOP all-you-can-eat-special student buy
  that?  :)

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