[svlug] "Launch Win98" on a rocket, June 28
rittecha at gte.net
Fri Jun 26 21:13:52 PDT 1998
Chris DiBona wrote:
> No actually, many stores did this for 95 too. People -did- line up for it.
> People -won't- line up for ms bug fix 98.
Ok. Now after the fact I still say Microsoft paid of the promotion,
using monetary inducements of one form or another. The people lined up
at CompUSA were there for the sales. Why were the promos so attractive?
I don't think the retailer cut the price of monitors to below his own
cost without some financial incentives.
> On Mon, 22 Jun 1998, Charles Ritter wrote:
> > Rafael wrote:
> > >
> > > According to SJ Murky news, Fry's is going to be open at midnight for all
> > > fools to buy the thing. I am deeply disappointed that so many fools live
> > > in this part of the world. I thought that Balkans was the only place with
> > > a high rate of fools.
> > >
> > Rest easy Raphel because I'm sure Microsoft pays of this promotion -- It
> > is not demand driven.
> > Later
> > Chuck
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