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September 06, 1984 (vol. 95, iss. 1) • Page Image 1

… freeze was a positive See IN-STATE, Page 11 r Apple deal sours local r By DAVID VANKER Looking for a cheap way to join the 1computer age? A deal between the University and Apple computers to provide…

…'s Microcom- puter Education Center, an office in the education school where potential pur- chasers can try out the Apples and learn how they work. To discourage resale of the bargain computers outside the…

….' - Nancy Reding Apple computer dealer etailers Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale and the University of Chicago. "They're the trend-setters," Dixon remarked. "They're the universities that will be…

… developing a lot of the sof- tware (for the introduced Macintosh)," she said. Consequently students, staff mem- bers, and faculty get a good deal on computers. And Apple sets up ties in a good market. The plan…

… seemed to benefit everyones- except for private computer dealers. THE UNIVERSITY'S arrangement with Apple has not met with much ap- proval in Ann Arbor's private sector. Many retailers charge that the…

… never intended to destroy retail outlets with its offer to the universities. On the contrary, she said, "By getting the computers out to colleges we ac- tually thought it would enhance See APPLE, Page 13…

Apple Computers, Inc. Under the plan, the University is allowed to offer four computer models - the Apple Macin- tosh, Lisa, Hie, and III - at a generous discount. Faculty, staff, and students can get a…

…, manager of Inacomp, the retailer that won the right to serve as the official distributor of the Apple systems sold by the University, said Apple is simply trying to condition computer-users to its products…

… to Ed Fleckenstein, president of Technavest Corp., a local computer retailer, Apple needs to secure a larger share of the market. And, he said, "They'll give (the com- puters) away to get it." AMONG…

computers to students, staff, and faculty at generous discounts has made everyone happy - except the retailers who seem to have lost their market. OVER 1,000 orders have been received at the University…

September 06, 1984 (vol. 95, iss. 1) • Page Image 13

… be similar to the Computer Aided Engineering Network developed by the engineering college in conjunction with Apple computers. Students in that school have also paid a $100 surcharge added to tuition…

… BOOKSTORE Apple deal sours local computer business Main Store: 549 East University Electronics Showroom: 1110 South University Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (313)662-3201 s (Continued from Page 1) lbusiness…

… Fadden, wider use and ownership of computer benefits retailers as well as the Apple company. "It's a very wise move to get com- puters into everybody's hands," he said. "I think it's good for everybody…

…The Michigan Daily-- Thursday, September 6, 1984 - Page 13 00 Business students to pay $100 fee for computers By THOMAS HRACH Business students will enter the computer age this term with a new…

computer network for the business school, similar to the one already in use by the engineering school. But new technology doesn't come cheap, so the aspiring businessmen will be charged an additional $100…

September 06, 1985 (vol. 96, iss. 2) • Page Image 3

… said. THE COMPUTING Center has already used the Apple and Zenith machines as workstations in the Union computing center and at NUBS. "We don't want to end up with a broad mixture of terminals," Emery…

… (Continued from Page 1) and faculty could only access one .computer at the University, the UM :system. The new computer, UB, will include all the new request accounts. The UB computer, an Amdahl 470 V/8-B, is…

… not quite as sophisticated as the UM computer, an Amdahl 5860-M, abut Marks stressed that $50 of com- puter access on the UB system is equal to $50 on the UM system. At this time, the new request ac…

computer access on campus. et computer accounts EMERY SAID the Computing Cen- ter is going to increase the number of terminals available to help cope with the expected boost in users. New terminal stations…

… number at this time. To receive the account, a student must bring a valid student I.D. and a second I.D. bearing a photo to special tables set up at the Computing Center, on North Campus and the Union Com…

September 06, 1984 (vol. 95, iss. 1) • Page Image 18

… NEED A IBM * APPLE * COMPAQ COMPUTER? RENT NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! We rent and sell several kinds of terminals, printers, modems, and personal computers. Come and visit our office at 749 Airport Blvd…

… graduate schools, computer center, an atomic ac- a research library. Instead of 500 lecture you have six per class. Only t countries can afford graduate e said. In the United States however, Heise said…

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