I get so many letters asking for advice on where to find inexpensive accounting software. The fact is, most software today – regardless of type – is a bargain compared to a few years ago. Computer technology is no longer a premium. It is a buyer's market and inexpensive alternatives are everywhere. In 1978 I contacted a computer rental company in hopes of arranging for a computer to be installed at my business office (there weren't any microcomputers in those days). A friend of mine also had a construction business in the same building, and we both thought that having a computer would help our businesses. We talked about splitting the cost. We didn't realize how expensive a computer