Educational software publishers (Was Re: Why 10 hours for a newbie and 30 days for a "programmer")

Dan Shafer revdan at
Fri Sep 3 19:02:19 EDT 2004


I'm glad to see you doing well.

By "significant" I mean "earning enough to support a multi-person 
development team and a multi-person support team as well as a marketing 
team big enough to keep growing your market."

For a development tool company, this may be much larger than for a 
software company selling to focused end-user groups.


On Sep 3, 2004, at 8:29 AM, Peter T. Evensen wrote:

> At 09:54 AM 9/3/2004, you wrote:
>> On Sep 3, 2004, at 4:48 AM, j wrote:
>>> Education is the largest market Rev—or HyperCard, etc.—will ever 
>>> serve and hope to make large inroads.
>> I hope not. The company will be out of business if that's the case. 
>> As far as I know, there is not one company today making significant 
>> money serving the education market with software, let alone 
>> programming software.
> Define significant.  We do pretty good. 
> We were ranked 15th in sales growth at the annual St. Louis Regional 
> Technology Top 50 Awards Dinner, sponsored by the RCGA.
> Peter T. Evensen
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