> > I hear good things about datebk3 and was planning to buy it. I went to
> > their web site, and found that datebk4 is to be available "in the first
> > quarter 2000".
> > Is datebk4 available anywhere? Has anybody beta tested datebk4? Should I
> > wait? I really don't want to plunk down money now and have to pay for an
> > update a month or 2 later.
> The word is that version 4 is in beta test and that upgrade fron 3 to 4
> will be a no-cost deal.
Ok, just so there is no misunderstanding here, I will re-iterate what I
have been saying on this subject:
My current intent is to allow existing, registered Datebk3 users to
upgrade to Datebk4 at no cost, PROVIDED that they can use an automated
upgrade system. This will require those users to download a form from my
website and fill it in with their hotsyncName, email address and possibly
some other information in order for me to uniquely identify the
individual in the master registration database. If they can do that, they
will be able to upgrade at no charge. If they are not able to do that,
then they may be required to pay an upgrade fee. Note that the criteria
is the ability to use the automated system, not that the person is a
registered Datebk3 user.
Datebk3 has become so popular, that even though the number of registered
users who are not able to use the automated system may be small
percentage-wise, it will still represent a huge number of people that
require individual attention to provide the upgrade, and so I feel it
would be appropriate to charge a small upgrade fee for this service.
But this is just my "current intent" - ok? I do reserve the right to
change my mind, and I will be quite open and tell you that the reason
that I even released the above information was to solicit some feedback
on this. So far, everyone I have talked to agrees that this is a fair
proposal, so the likelihood of it becoming a reality is good.
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