[time-nuts] OT: Eagle PC CAD now Autodesk, $500/year

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 12:47:55 EST 2017

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:58 AM, Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
> Hi
> It’s not clear that a revenue stream based on hobbyists paying $500 a year
> is rational. My guess is Autodesk will figure that out. They may abandon the whole
> basement thing, they may not …. we’ll see.

THere was a time when Autodesk's "AutoCad" was the most pirated
software in the world.   It is still up near the top of that list and
Autodesk finally cam around and saw this as a Good Thing.   It made
their product a standard and they saw that those pirated copies were
not lost sales. Anyone who needed it for real work paid.      I think
they like this model and are doing it with Fustion.


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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