Try-before-you-buy software

Wiener, Leonard
June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/6/94, Vol. 116 Issue 22, p82
Focuses on try-before-you-buy software programs. Shareware's programs for hobbyists including Stitch Pro and Tesla Coil Design; Questionable sales practices; How some shareware comes up short on reliability or usefulness because some programmers' zeal exceeds their skill; Comments by Bob Metcalfe, publisher of `InfoWorld'; Shareware expert Steve Hudgik, author of `Make Money Selling Your Shareware'; Programs including Mice Men, Time & Chaos and Troop Tracker.


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