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This is an excerpt from the Celera board, and the link follows below.

Just as Microsoft, the king of software has made billions of dollars off of consumers by continually upgrading their operating system as well as their software, Celera will make money by continually providing updates and revisions on not only their genome sequence, but also their annotation and software. Their initial "version" will be akin to MS-DOS, where it will be widely used and affordable. But soon they will get their consumers attached to their product, and with each improved version (Windows 3.1, Windows95, Windows 98), they will be able to charge more and more as each successive version is superior to the previous one. With all of their computing and sequencing power, I am sure that Celera would be able to vastly improve their sequencing, annotations, and software every six months.

I thought GGers would find an analogy to MSFT more palatable in a tech forum such as this.

Here is the link

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