NOTE: I wrote this article in 1984; it is focused on licensed, mainframe computer
software. The business PC industry was in its infancy. The concept of blisterpack, software contracts ("By breaking
this deal, you agree..") was being developed and argued. Typical of most new industries, standards were none exisitent...
it was yet another "wild west" to be organized. Interestingly, the free-for-all of early PC software licensing now looks
more like the entrerprise-wide, mainframe software.