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    compt.sys.editor.desk                          By:  Jason Compton 

I remember, a good year or so ago, there was a massive argument on Usenet
over where Amigas should get big marketing pushes.  As with just about
anything on the Amiga, you can find people at all levels of the issue.
Some favored an approach that favored large consumer stores.  They're not
exactly getting what they wanted, but it looks like the department stores
and American mega-marts may be getting Amiga technology in them whether or
not they like it or know about it.

Emerson has signed with VIScorp to exclusively distribute and sell
VIScorp's UITI set-top box, a variant of the ED technology.  Emerson plans
to use its strong sales channels to stores such as Wal-Mart and Target to
mass-market the machine.

So the fight's not over--unfortunately, there's no deal in place to put
4000Ts on the shelves of Wal-Mart yet, but this may act as a foot in the
door for the technology.  Time will tell.

I'm heading off for a short vacation (I'll be back by July 9) so try not to
break the place up too much while I'm gone.  We should be seeing the close
of the VIScorp/Escom deal soon, as Jost of Escom and Buck of VIScorp have
agreed and signed to terms.  Now their respective boards of directors have
to concur, and we'll be off and running.

July is supposed to be the slow period in computing but with Softwood
making a big push for Final Writer 5 upgrades, the deal breaking, and NTSC
A1200s starting to trickle in, things don't seem all that standstill.  Of
course, more is always better.

Enjoy AR 4.09.  See you in a couple of weeks.