Do People Really Still Buy Software This Way?


I was at my local Office Max a while back. (Funny, I used to live in places like this, Fry’s, Micro Center, etc. 5-10 years ago, but I rarely go now.) Anyway, I saw the “software aisle” and snapped a couple pictures.


Do people actually buy this stuff? I guess they wouldn’t stock it if people didn’t buy it, but I wouldn’t let half this stuff anywhere near my Windows machine. I simply wouldn’t trust it to be current and compatible with the stuff I really need. Windows has enough incompatibilities as it is, that’s all I’d need is for some four-year old dusty box of software to overlay an important DLL and have the system get all funky on me. No thanks.

By the way, not a whole lot of Mac software in the store, just as it was 10 years ago. Some things never change, but in this case it’s a good thing. If they had Mac software I’d probably have seen a copy of AppleWorks 5.0 or something like that.