"The “80:20 rule” has come to describe a “low-end” entrant into the market that
offers most of the features of existing products
at 20% of the cost; Autodesk did it to Computervision, CADAM and others with
AutoCAD in the 80s, SolidWorks did it to
PTC in the 90s, and it’s happening again today."
I wonder who he is referring to?
the blogcomments are interesting, but this one repeats the perennial inaccurate
"Our softwear manufacturers and venders need to realize that a used copy of and
old CAD or other program, may not be good
enough for a big multi-million dollar corporation, but is just right for the guy
that is just starting out. And he will remember what
has served him well when he has grown to a size that he needs the top of the
The first company to figure this out is going to take the market by the horns
and dictate to all of the rest and I for one will be a
the fascistic status-conscious emotional state of government and business will
not change; and that is what has enforced
adsk's file format monopoly.
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