Artifact Details

Title

Ashton-Tate corrects manufacturing error in dBase III Plus

Catalog Number

102769981

Type

Text

Date

1986-01-14

Publisher

Ashton-Tate

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-4464c2bff1d7f Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

2 p.

Description

Press release reporting that Ashton-Tate announced it is notifying distributors and retailers of a disk manufacturing error in initial copies of dBASE III PLUS, serial numbers 2500001 through 2533960, in which a unique access code was not recorded. The company implemented an exchange policy for the affected disks and estimates approximately 24,000 affected units are currently in the channel. Copies of dBASE III PLUS with other serial numbers are fully functional and are not affected. The company corrected the manufacturing problem within two hours of first notification, and fully operational copies of dBASE III PLUS are now being shipped. Effective today, and until February 15, 1986, all fully functional product can be identified by a color sticker next to the serial number on the bottom of the package. Donated by Ed Esber. 2 scanned pages.

Category

Press release

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Lot Number

X7847.2017