Calling Macintosh users

Jim Woodgett jwoodget at
Fri Sep 22 11:06:00 EST 1995

In article <43qfhg$b39 at>, Darby Crash? <
phelan at> writes:
> jwoodget at (Jim Woodgett) wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > Spend it on buying DNA Strider (US$200).  You can get it by writing 
> > to Christian Marck, Service de Biochimie et de Genetique 
> > Moleculaire, Bat. 142, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, 91191 
> > Gif-sur-Yvette, CEDEX, France. 
> > 
> I think the early versions of Strider were shareware - or at least 
> the paper in NAR said they were distributed at no charge. 
> Perhaps those who are interested can find old copies to try out 
> before buying the newer version. 

I bet 95% of the DNA Strider copiers out there are not registered (which, 
unfortunately, is the same for any shareware).  However, if you think it's a 
good program and would like to see it improved, the only way its going to 
happen is if the author can generate the funds to continue development.  I 
don't think Christian Marck pockets the money.  Instead, he's a computing 
scientist with other things to do.

Perhaps if more people paid up (its worth much more than $200) he'd be able to 
spend more time on it (and compile a PowerMac native version optimized for the 

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