Here's a question....:
Why does it cost so damn much to get software for the PC (or MAC)
to do DNA sequence analysis? --
1) Complex programs such as AUTO-CAD..far more complex than programs I've
seen for sale commercially..cost 700 bucks TOPS!
2) Less complex software..such as Word/Excel....Lotus...wordperfect...
again probably as complex as those programs cost a couple of hundred all
- now i realize we're dealing with a small market...
and it does cost quite a bit to have some group of programmers write
software for a topic they have no interest in...
BUT COME ON PEOPLE!------>THREE TO SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!?
GIVE ME A BREAK! THE WHOLE GODDAMN COMPUTER COSTS LESS THAN HALF THAT!
I think that the software industry is taking advantage of the
grant-writewr's money...sucking up to places such as the NIH for large
contracts...telling them that there is nothing better available....
I SAY PHOOEY!
I think is should be stated in the funding contracts that the purchasing
of such overly inflated....over-rated software packages be prohibited!
Medical College of Pennsylvania,
and the University of Pennsylvania...
WORD BRO...I'M OUTTA HERE.
smoore at sas.upenn.edu