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Does Alpha Anywhere still build desktop applications?

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  • #16
    Re: Does Alpha Anywhere still build desktop applications?

    "When we were an agrarian nation," he said, "all cars were trucks because that's what you needed on the farm. ... As people started moving away from the farm, the car started taking over."

    Jobs may have been right, but there are plenty of people who want trucks -- according to WardsAuto.com, North America produced nearly 9.4 million trucks compared to 7.1 million cars in 2013.
    And I know plenty of people who have both...
    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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    • #17
      Re: Does Alpha Anywhere still build desktop applications?

      Per Robin,

      Manufacturers make more money selling trucks than cars. That is across the board average.

      In disagreement. All cars were not trucks. Most people on farms and other used horses/tractors and more well to do people wanted cars to show their ability to get one. Trucks came later. Only "car" company that I know of that made a truck before their cars was Mazda. Some comps never made cars and some never made trucks.
      Dave Mason
      dave@aldadesktop.com
      Skype is dave.mason46

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      • #18
        Re: Does Alpha Anywhere still build desktop applications?

        Hi Dave,
        Be that as it may...I think the point of Peter's article was to show that there is still a need for the desktop and that the appearance of mobile and web technology will not remove that need, but may enhance it - as is certainly the case today.
        Robin

        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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        • #19
          Re: Does Alpha Anywhere still build desktop applications?

          Hi Robin,

          Understood.

          I just hate people that are not really acquainted with the car business making very wrong assumptions and presenting them as facts. I have a very long history in that industry and considered a fair historian.

          Why don't I make statements about the atom bomb? I absolutely do not understand very much about that subject or it's true history.
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

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          • #20
            Re: Does Alpha Anywhere still build desktop applications?

            In case you guys were wondering, given how I started this thread - I did buy the 'very expensive bug fix'.
            The guys at Alpha were nice as usual and gave me a decent discount, given that I mostly build things for charities, for free or for nominal money. Now I have no excuse, I have to build that mobile app I've been talking about for a year ;-)
            It is easier to get older than wiser

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