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 10/24/2006 at 1:15 PM