Thanks for the info Jim. Do you know why an online copy of Adobe
software as well as others should significantly cost more in Australia
than in the USA even when currency differences are taken into account?
Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
Department of Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA)
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia 4066
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Sent: Friday, 17 January 2014 2:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] upgrading and Adobe
In theory, the online "cloud" model of licensing software should
actually bring prices DOWN. Software companies have always said that
piracy is one of the main reasons for the high cost of software. The
development costs are fixed. If fewer people buy it, those costs are are
passed on to those of us who actually purchase legitimate copies, while
pirates continue to use it for free. The cloud model should take a big
bite out of piracy, and Adobe just might pass those savings along to the
rest of us.
Of course, a cynic would say that Adobe will just pocket the savings as
higher profits. It will be interesting to see what happens.
On 1/16/14 5:52 PM, "Smith Will (Toowong)"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Does this assume that the nice people at Adobe will not raise the price
>massively in 4 years time when everyone has changed to subscription?
>Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
>Department of Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA)
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