Subject: Re: What should Sun do?
From: DV Henkel-Wallace <gumby@henkel-wallace.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 13:34:12 -0800

On 31 Jan 2005, at 13:11, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote:

>> I guess Psychology and Social Science people shoud be able to explain
>> why economists (and so governments) focus on 10% of the software world
>> that are economically essentially irrelevant to the big picture...
>
> Because that's the software visible on shelves at the local retailer. 
> No one -- other than software developers and IT managers -- thinks 
> about all those corporate "fill in the forms" programs and whatnot. 
> What percentage of the population knows what a "PHP" or ".NET" is? Or 
> cares?

It's also easier to measure.  Why study what can't be measured?  
Classic problem in the sciences, social or other.