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Re: [IP] MM doesn't have software??!!



I was told by my MiniMed rep about 9 months ago, that they had software(3rd
party) , but were very unimpressed with it, so they were writting their own.
He said it should be out late this year, early next. Just thought youd like
to know.

Jimm
Hook Em' Horns---
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] MM doesn't have software??!!


> At 07:26 AM 11/30/1999  Laura Lentini wrote:
>  >I just got off the phone with Minimed.  I was told that the
>  >software to
>  >download information to my PC from the pump is being marketed but is not
>  >available for sale yet!  What's with that?  Why promote something you're
not
>  >selling??!!  I thought it was because I have a 508 and the software was
not
>  >available yet for the 508, but I was told no software was available for
any
>  >pump model.
>
> One explanation is that they are using marketing as a test balloon to see
> if there is any interest. If so, they will actually produce the software
> sometime later. A common term used for this is "vaporware", since the
> software doesn't really exist yet.
>
> Another explanation is, that it's in the beta testing phase. This just
> means that it is currently being tested by a select group of real
> customers. When all the worst software bugs have been taken out, then they
> will actually sell it. In the meantime they are trying to build interest
in
> the product through their sales staff.
>
> Both of these techniques are extremely common in the PC software market.
>
> Sam
>
>
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