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I know this post is old but Pico needs to make something equivalent to this software. Software like this should be a part of the suite seeing as how this is an automotive based scope. I bought my pico scope kit from AES wave before I knew about Autonerdz and I think it's ridiculous how people are trying to segment our industry and knowledge by locking things like this behind some $600 a year paywall. If they want to charge for training and support fine but trying to charge for the ideas and stuff exchanged amongst members of a forum is ridiculous and greedy at best. We should be sharing things with each other to help our industry grow. We have enough problems trying to get young people interested in this career path. Like techs don't already have enough subscriptions and things they have to pay to have access to.
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I understand what you are saying. In these times many expect to get free information at the click of a mouse. The reality is different.jpilgrim82 wrote: If they want to charge for training and support fine but trying to charge for the ideas and stuff exchanged amongst members of a forum is ridiculous and greedy at best. We should be sharing things with each other to help our industry grow.
We would love to do all this for free but someone has to pay the bills. Our resources we provide cost us literally thousands of $$ each month. Where would that come from if we gave it away to all?
Our forums is the hub that leads to all these training and support resources which are all integrated. None of it would be here anymore if we just opened the gates to all. Besides, it would not be fair to those that contribute their expertise and time for the group. Many of them only contribute knowing it is group only access.
I freely admit we have a really stupid business model. But we have been here since the turn of the century and our global group continues to grow. Still, we only manage to pay the bills. No one is getting wealthy at Autonerdz. We just work hard to make a basic living and we plow all our profits and time back into our customers. We have no money or time to advertise in national trade mags or attend trade shows all over the country. We are here taking care of our customers instead. We are not subsidized by anyone so all this is financed only through sales and subscriptions and enjoyed by those who provided the resources to make it all possible.
http://www.autonerdz.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB ... 1480719824
If we were greedy we would have done this completely different.