Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: Shane Turner (shane.turner@sympatico.ca)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 22:15:02 EST


Very true, that may not seem like much, but I've known students who survive
on very limited budgets, I've been there myself. Given the ususal textbook
fees, add on the expense of a computer, forget decent monitoring and
hardware, then on top of all this, add the software for various courses.
Education IS expensive.. and such is life.

Hence open source, shareware and low-cost alternatives fill a vital niche.
And why it is good to take advantage of 24-hour availability of studios, if
your institution offers them!

--Shane Turner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Austin" <kevin.austin@videotron.ca>
To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
Cc: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>; "Richard Wentk" <richard@skydancer.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...

> At 5:21 PM +0000 11/13/05, Richard Wentk wrote:
>>
>>There's clearly a need for cheap student software.
>
> I wonder how many people here have taken a basic music history survey
> course recently and paid out over $250 for texts and CDs?
>
> How much is the 1 year MAX/MSP licence (or is it not offered)?
>
> Academic Finale is around $225, and Logic (Academic) was under $500
> Canadian. I paid more for my 16 channels of DACs than for almost all of my
> software combined.
>
>
>
> Best
>
> Kevin
>



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