great abandonware for your classic PC

Randy Dawson rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 19 16:35:33 CDT 2010


Andrew,

I got 60K first month, 30K next month, then 20, 10 5 and zero.  I was part of the screen saver fad, and it was all over in 6 months.

Randy

> From: aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: great abandonware for your classic PC
> Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 18:28:10 +0000
> 
> 
> and how much of that $240,000 did you see? (I hope I'm not overstepping any
> bounderies)
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Andrew B
> aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Randy Dawson" <rdawson16 at hotmail.com>
> To: "classic computers" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:34 AM
> Subject: RE: great abandonware for your classic PC
> 
> 
> 
> Er, Fred,
> 
> I write software too, I wrote the first ever multimedia program for the PC
> in DOS and Windows, the roller coster simulator COASTER.  (realtime fractal
> video decompression, with audio)
> 
> First months sales $240,000, in 1994
> 
> Outsold Lotus 123.
> 
> So don't put me in the 'those of you',
> 
> I'm in the those of us.
> 
> Randy
> 
> > Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:20:32 -0700
> > From: cisin at xenosoft.com
> > To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> > Subject: Re: great abandonware for your classic PC
> >
> > On Tue, 16 Mar 2010, Randy Dawson wrote:
> > > You guys may already know of this, some perhaps not.
> > > All the OS's are there, MSDOS, Concurent CPM, Windows 1 thru 3
> > > Autocad, Orcad, Mathematica, Maple, Matlab
> > > Graphics like Dr. Halo
> > > Programming languages MASM, Turbo Pascal
> > > http://vetusware.com
> >
> > There is NO abandonware anywhere on that site.  EVERYTHING there is
> > illegal copies for piracy.
> >
> > Those of us who make a living writing software do not condone unauthorized
> > distribution of copyrighted works.
> 
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