Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Mar 31, 2012 17:31 UTC (Sat) by khim
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Desktop users (the kind we'd actually win) don't care about shiny, they care that Microsoft Office from 3 years ago "just works".
Sadly this is not so simple. They care both about Microsoft Office from 3 years ago (because they need to create their homework or need to create this !^#*@!*# presentation for their boss) and about “latest and greatest” buzz-generating gimmick (be it game or some new hobby).
This combination is fundamentally incompatible with ditribution-centric world.
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