From: Roger Johansson
Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 21:01:29 +0200
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"Kevin Aylward" wrote:
>> Putting a password on the demo, and requiring them to leave their
>> email address puts off a lot of people even before downloading the
>I agree with this. This is exactly why I don't do this with SuperSpice.
>You just go to the download page and save it.
I read something about a password on your site, and got the impression
that I would need one. Maybe you should look over that passus on your
site so others don't get the same impression.
>Another one that I find *really* annoying, is when they don't publish
>the prices on the web site. They make you email them. I find that this
>is a sure sign that something is amiss.
Yes, and when they don't tell you about the size of the program before
you have already filled in forms and given them your email address.
You don't do this, it was just an example.
I had downloaded a demo of Delphi some 6 months ago, but never got a
chance to test it then. Last week I unpacked and installed it to take
a closer look. It was some 150 MB so I could never download it via the
modem I have now, but I had saved the install file.
I discovered, after installing, that I needed a password, so I went to
the Delphi web site and registered, filled in forms, and left them my
After all this trouble the program told me that the demo time had
expired. Guess how happy that made me? :-(
The only result I got from that exercised was the decision to never
touch anything called "Delphi" again.