Anyone For The Software Of The Month Club?

Direct mail-order sales forever changed the economics of the PC market. Now, a group of big computer companies including IBM, DEC, and Hewlett-Packard expects to do the same for software. The group has developed a standard way of distributing applications programs via compact disk, read-only memory (CD-ROM) and has signed such PC software producers as Microsoft and Software Publishing. By putting their programs and documentation on a single compact disk, they can do away with all the individual packages and the middlemen who now distribute them.

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