Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:25:51 +0200
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From: Marta García-Granero <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: inexpensive 'home' version?
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Richard Ristow wrote:
> That is an interesting thought, which has also occurred to me:
> The cheapest and easiest cut-down version SPSS could offer, would be
> the regular system, several releases back. Some organizations
> effectively do something like this, by buying only every few releases.
> I think it'd have to be at least 4 releases back, or too many full-pay
> commercial customers would say 'what the heck', and get the cheap one.
In my opinion, that cut-down version of SPSS should be available only
for academic institutions, like Universities, to keep "full-pay
commercial customers" from benefiting of the cheap version. Thus, in the
short run, SPSS-IBM would get some money from customers they are going
to lose very soon (like my University), and, in the long run, SPSS would
still be known to graduated people, future employees of those companies
that would go on using the full version, instead of switching to another
I hope someone up the chain of command in SPSS-IBM will get to read all
the exchange we've had concerning SPSS 15.
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