On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 3:41 PM, J. A. Blackwell wrote:
I'm trying to install Micrograde 6.0 on my Mac. Everything works but the serial number: when I type it in, I get the error message: "This is a Windows serial number. Contact Chariot for a valid Macintosh OSX."
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Technical Support
What is the serial number you are using?
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM, J. A. Blackwell wrote:
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Technical Support
This license is only for Windows. Because it is a site (school) license, if you want to add a Mac license, the entire site license must be upgraded. The cost to upgrade the entire license (providing serial numbers for both Mac and Windows) would be $1,245.00
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:54 PM, J. A. Blackwell wrote:
Yes. As I told you, the error message said that it was a Windows serial number. However, the software is labeled as "compatible with Mac AND Windows."
So now you're saying the label is in error?
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Technical Support
No. I'm not saying that. Pay attention!
Just because the software is compatible with both Mac and Windows, just because MicroGrade will RUN on a Macintosh, that does not mean YOU have the right to run it on a Macintosh.
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 9:53 AM, J. A. Blackwell wrote:
Please try not to be rude.
As I am a professor at the college which bought the Micrograde software --and I am attempting to use it at home as well as at work-- I am paying attention. I have to inform the library that the software is in fact compatible with Macs --because the pertinent license --which would enable the professor to actually the software on a Mac-- will cost the college another $1K.
I will pass on this conversation. Thank you for your attention (if not your courtesy).
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Technical Support
You got what you gave. If you don't want to be lectured, don't lecture.
Nonetheless, if you are the only professor planning to use the software on a Mac, it would be much less expensive to purchase an individual license only for yourself. The regular price is $89.95, but it can be purchased online for $79.95 at this address:
"Lecture"? I asked a few questions, for the sake of clarity. I asked for help.
Thank you again.
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Technical Support
"Yes. As I told you, the error message ..."
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM, J. A. Blackwell wrote:
Ah. Because you repeated what I had already said, and I pointed that out, you call that "lecture," not clarification.
I see. I've sent our conversation to those in charge of software purchase for our library.
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Technical Support
No, the underlining, you genius. The underlining. Emphasis has a subtext that is usually more powerful than the words themselves. Didn't they ever teach you that in school? It's why God invented italics. If you don't understand that, you might want consider banishing underlining from your written repertoire. (And take a remedial interpersonal communication course.) But I think you do understand that and you're just playing the innocent. (Not too convincingly.)
"I see. I've sent our conversation to those in charge of software purchase for our library." Meaning what exactly? Do you think that's some kind of scary threat? You haven't spent a dime here for over 6 years. We're not holding our breath. If you don't want the school to pony up for the Mac version, that is more of an inconvenience to you than to us. Go ahead and cut off your pretty nose to spite your lovely face.
Oh, and don't forget to send this along to them as well.
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:41 PM, J. A. Blackwell wrote:
There is no difference between underlining and italics. Both are emphatic typography. The problem is not my underlining, but your over-reaction to it.
I don't threaten. I inform.
Thank you again for your attention.