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That is 100% true for me lol.
you can’t pirate food in the same fashion you can software.. hence that attitude in a lot of people.
F@ck yeah lets spread consumerism!
If an app is truely useful and not just fluff, then I can see giving $5-10 for it.
Another common one:
What! You want me to pay you $50 for spending 5 hours to clean up the 500 fake AVs on my system. That’s robbery!
Some of you are looking at this all wrong. It’s all about necessity and “free markets”! For example:
You need food (water and shelter) or you will die! You also need clothing or you can’t be a member of society. But you don’t need that app or even that phone – or Windows 8. (And please don’t confuse desire for need either.)
“Free Markets” only work when prices are fair! Problem is, not too many software producers (like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs) really know what the definition of what fair is; either that or else their products might not be as expensive as they are. You might even say that most large companies don’t know what the definition of what fair is either. Because if they did then the world economy might not be in such shambles as it is. Of course, this is a two-way street too since there does seem to be a plethora of over-indulged consumers who will nearly throw their money away for the latest trinkets and fads.
Just lately, I’ve been asking if people really need that new iPhone 5. Because I look at the lines and I don’t know whether to laugh the these fools who stand there like sheep waiting to be fleeced or cry over the economic ripple effects they are making.
BTW, I say “fool” due to an old saying which states: a fool and his money are soon parted.
On the other hand, I WON’T charge you $75/hr for every hour the scanners run over your infested machine, so I’m STILL cheaper than the repair guys.
But can you make the same meal and serve it to 100000 customers.. That is why $2 *may* be ridiculous while $70 may not be ;-)
if you made the same meal yourself at home it would probably cost about $7
My favorite meal: 2-minute noodles ($2)
My favorite app: Temple Run ($nothing)
@NSDCars5, Gotta love them noodles. :)
My favorite meal: Chili (almost as cheap as cup noodles if you calculate it per serving)
My favorite app: Riptide GP ($2.99) Considering how much I’ve dumped into the arcade game Hydro Thunder, it’s totally worth it.
Food is a tangible item and is essential for life. Intellectual property should be free. At least mine is.
But ‘intellectual property’ is how some people make their living…so it shouldn’t be free.
Also, though food is necessary for survival, there is both cheap food (necessity) and more expensive ‘gourmet’ food (more of a luxury)
Nothing is free… it’s just that sometimes the upfront cost is invisible.
Nothing is free… it’s just that, sometimes, the upfront cost is invisible to the receiver.
Wilson the Volleyball, Tom Hanks’s inanimate companion in the movie Cast Aaway, actually had scripted lines. They were unspoken in the movie and existed only to help Hanks get in character while talking to the ball.
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