Subject: Re: [coallesced replies] Re: how to create 21,780 new free software jobs (2,530 in R&D)
From: Chris Maeda <>
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 07:36:28 -0800

You might consider doubling or tripling the price and
throwing in a computer.  It seems that a business like
this might have the same economics as a cell phone
carrier.  Including the computer would also lower your
support costs because you control the hardware platform.

I also wouldn't waste my time on the distributed file
system R&D.  It's not relevant to the business model.

At 09:39 PM 11/8/2002 -0800, Nick Jennings wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 09:03:50PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
> >
> > There's lots of variations on the basic plan.  You can do enterprise
> > IT this way, perhaps drawing the boundaries around the businesses
> > differently, for example.  I think the plan resonates with IBM's
> > recent announcement.