The Register heeft een nieuws posting over de zaken bij Corel, die inmiddels weer voorspoedig lijken te gaan. Nog leuker: de info is afkomstig van onze eigen InterNetworking show in Amsterdam:
Corel CEO Michael Cowpland sounded-off to The Register in Amsterdam during the Dutch InterNetworking trade show. In the league table of optimists, Corel CEO Michael Cowpland must be near the top. Corel has had a series of bad quarters until the last quarter of fiscal 1998, as it adjusted its business model. It does now look as though Cowpland may pull it all off and break through to profits at a useful level.
[...]The Dutch market has traditionally favoured WordPerfect, Cowpland noted, with 47 per cent of word processing being done with WP. Unfortunately, many are still using version 5.1, and there has been a tendency for users eventually to migrate to Word because, as Cowpland put it, Corel was losing money as it was going through a consolidation and turn around, so was not well-perceived. Reviews of the final version of Corel's WordPerfect Office 2000 suite have been recommending it for its file compatibility.