Why 10 hours for a newbie and 30 days for a "programmer" ?

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Wed Sep 1 18:14:28 EDT 2004

I agree with Dan that I like the approach; just not the number.


On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Dan Shafer wrote:

> One more thing. An arbitrary review period measured in ACTUAL time of
> usage rather than some number of days passing is, IMNSHO, a very smart
> and helpful thing. I can't tell you how many trial programs I've
> downloaded, looked at, figured they were worth a deeper look, and went
> back to some period of time later only to find that not only had the
> demo expired without my having time to get to know the product, but
> downloading a new time-limited demo wasn't feasible because of the way
> the publisher handled the lockout.
> With Dreamcard, you could, e.g., open the product, watch a video or
> two, download the PDFs, then quit Rev, print out the PDFs and go read
> them at your leisure. Come back some arbitrary time later and try
> another video or even poke at building something that was described in
> one of the PDFs.
> Ten may not turn out to be the right number, but the approach seems to
> me to be very wise. I congratulate RunRev for this decision and predict
> it will pay large dividends.

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