Subject: Re: Correlation between
From: "William C. Cheng" <william@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 18:29:41 -0400

Stephen J. Turnbull <turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp> wrote:

  | Message-ID: <14356.33543.900719.562885@turnbull.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp>
  | Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 01:19:19 +0900 (JST)
  | To: fsb@crynwr.com
  | Subject: Correlation between 
  | In-Reply-To: <85256815.004B8DB4.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
  | References: <85256815.004B8DB4.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
  | 
  | >>>>> "shapj" == shapj  <shapj@us.ibm.com> writes:
  | 
  |     >> ... the accident that the higher price paid is spuriously
  |     >> correlated with more services received
  | 
  |     shapj> I have to be missing something obvious.  We generally
  |     shapj> accept that in real economies one should pay more for
  |     shapj> greater or more services.  Therefore, a transfer mechanism
  |     shapj> that shifts the burden in favor of this does not seem
  |     shapj> problematic to me.
  | 
  | The point is that the services which to you to making payments do not
  | include the software itself, which may be the bulk of the benefit, and
  | need not be correlated with the ancillary service.  Don't _count_ the
  | services, _sum the values_ of the principal service (the application
  | itself) and the ancillary services.
  | 
  | ...

I don't know if I'm alone in this... but I would really appreciate if
people could try not to change the "Subject" of a thread so often.

Thanks in advance!
--
Bill Cheng // bill.cheng@acm.org <URL:http://bourbon.cs.umd.edu:8001/william/>