How to Retire Your Software
by Nobi Hayashi
In my previous post. I talked about how James Thomson of TLA Systems succeeded by internationalizing his software early on.
Actually, James is up to another interesting experiment: shareware sidegrades, which he offers not in a competitive way but in a very friendly manner.
Recently, the people at Sig Software stopped updating Drop Drawers. They have such a strong sense of responsibility, however, that they couldn't leave
their users hanging in the air.
Instead, they have decided to team up with James and provide a sidegrade to DragThing:
Drop Drawers Upgrade to DragThing!
|What a wondeful thing to do, I'm sure Adobe could learn something from this...|