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My Favorite E-Mail Done Died

My favorite bits of software are all old. Deluxe Paint for the Amiga was wild, and word processor XyWrite -- despite its sometimes bizarre use of keystroke combos (alt-F9 for help? Who's the ad whiz that came up with that?) -- was also pretty cool. Now my favorite e-mail client, Eudora, got 86-ed by its owner Qualcomm. Future versions of the client will key off of Mozilla's Thunderbird (what's the word?).

The whole thing is pretty puzzling. Apparently, consumers are increasingly unwilling to give Qualcomm $20 bucks a year when they can get e-mail software for free. Go figure.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 24, 2006


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