Subject: Re: shooting holes in the sky
From: Steve Mallett <>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 15:10:59 -0300

Replying to my own post.  That's a new one.

As the below msg left my mailer I realized that while both statements are 
true they contradict each other.  If it's on the interent they want it for 
free.  If it's on a store shelf they want the more expensive one.

> > Unfortunately, we already have proof that people are willing to pay
> > for something that is available for free.  They buy for-pay operating
> > systems instead of free ones.

Despite the reality of the above and below statement they don't (in enough 
numbers) pay for K5, or google, etc etc... 

> Perception is reality.  People perceive more value from something that
> costs money than something that has no price-tag.  For instance a
> television show that illustrates the point here is called Antique Road
> Show.  People bring pieces of junk to an antique dealer, he valuates them,
> then they love the junk.  Its still junk, but now it has a price-tag!

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