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Topic: Mathimatica registration and privacy
Replies: 9   Last Post: Dec 29, 1996 5:23 AM

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Doug B Sweetser

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Mathimatica registration and privacy
Posted: Dec 17, 1996 11:56 PM
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Does anyone else out there feel like their privacy is invaded by the
registration process that goes along with Mathematica 3.0? I don't want
to answer any questions about me to get a bloody password. I have to
tell them who my advisor is, what's my thesis topic, how do I make money.

This strikes me as an offensive market research tool. If I pay money for
a product, I expect it to work out of the box. With Mathematica 3.0, I
must first hand over to the folks at Wolfram all kinds of info I don't
feel like letting others poke through. They promise not to spill my
beans to others. When I purchased the software, I had absolutely no
expectation that I had to spill my beans to anyone. Even if Wolfram
keeps the info to themselves (which I actually think they will do), I
don't even want _them_ to have it.

I feel like I have to compromise my privacy in a way that I did not agree
to when I signed the check to Wolfram Research.


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