13 Facts About Andrew Fluegelman


Andrew Cardozo Fluegelman was a publisher, photographer, programmer and attorney best known as a pioneer of what is known as the shareware business model for software marketing.

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Andrew Fluegelman was the founding editor of both PC World and Macworld and the leader of the 1970s New Games movement, which advocated the development of noncompetitive games.

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Andrew Fluegelman was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 1971.

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Andrew Fluegelman resigned in 1972 without any particular plan about his future.

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Andrew Fluegelman started writing and publishing books, such as San Francisco Free and Easy and The New Games Book.

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In 1981, Andrew Fluegelman was the owner and sole employee of The Headlands Press, a small book publisher in Tiburon, California.

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Andrew Fluegelman had attended an early computer expo in San Francisco in the late 1970s, and after agreeing to publish and coauthor Writing in the Computer Age decided to purchase his first computer.

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In late 1982 Andrew Fluegelman developed PC-Talk, a very popular and successful communications program.

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Andrew Fluegelman marketed it under a system he called "Freeware", which he characterized as "an experiment in economics more than altruism".

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Andrew Fluegelman collaborated with PC-File developer Jim Knopf to adopt similar names, and prices, for their initial shareware offerings; they agreed to mention each other's products in their program's documentation.

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Andrew Fluegelman edited PC World magazine from its introduction in 1982 until 1985, and Macworld magazine from its introduction in 1984 until 1985.

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Andrew Fluegelman started profusely apologizing to his colleague for perceived failures.

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Andrew Fluegelman's family held a memorial service for Fluegelman, and he is presumed dead, though his body has never been found.

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