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RE: [IP] Re: Animas announces ezAccess



 Generally, drivers to access/manage hardware devices are included in the price
of the hardware, and
 upgrades to those drivers are free. Even when they add significant new
functionality.

 In fact, I cannot immediately think of a single hardware device -- small or
large -- short of an
 operating system for an entire computer -- for which the software to access it
and all upgrades are
not free. Except glucose meters and pumps.

 Of course, the amount they invest in the software might be higher if they could
expect to get
 revenue from upgrading the software component. My point isn't whether this is
right or wrong. But
 you're invoking precedent here, and I think people are responding to this
precedent, and not just
wanting something for nothing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pam Brown
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 08:24

  Regarding the topic of paying for software upgrades in general, sure it would
be nice for the pump
 companies to include them for free, but realistically what other product does
that happen with?
.
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