[PD] Fwd: no pd?? WTF ????
matju at artengine.ca
Fri Jan 6 19:36:59 CET 2012
Le 2012-01-04 à 20:01:00, Björn Eriksson a écrit :
> Here in Sweden I know that Steinberg has rather hefty rebates of up to
> 50% for students and academic institutions,
Max+MSP+Jitter used to be somewhat close to 1000 $, perhaps 800 $, I don't
recall. I think I recall that the academic discount was well over 50 %.
But many people would remember a lot more than I do, because I never used
What I see on their website now, though, is that Max+MSP+Jitter now sells
for 400 $, and academic price is 250 $, a rebate of 37,5 %.
> but they don´t state any exclusive conditions for the academic
It's very much probable that certain deals happen that are not stated on
the website... I mean, it's very probable for any company. But that
doesn't mean that those deals are exclusive. I don't know how often there
are exclusive deals.
OTOH, there might be rabid fans just like Apple has people who feel
sophisticated for waiting in line at -20⁰C for hours just to get the last
iCantHelpIt 3000, and they don't get rebates for doing it, not even a
black turtleneck. With the frequency with which we see Apple computers in
movies and on tv in the last 15 years or more, it's also hard to imagine
that all that product placement was really paid for.
Now imagine what can happen to intense fans of certain products when they
get into positions of power, such as professorships and other forms of
teaching that involve large fees, high reputations and a grading system in
which the leader has lots of margin of manoeuvre to determine who win and
who don't, without much departemental supervision.
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