Guaranteeing "no demand" through poor products
Posted Feb 1, 2013 17:24 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Guaranteeing "no demand" through poor products
Parent article: LCA: The future of the Linux desktop
It's the oldest trick in the book: to show that there's "no demand" for something, make it as unattractive as possible so that people won't buy it, and then point to the lack of interest in the product as a "justification" of the strategy of not offering it in the first place.
Why do they want to show justification? How does this trick put the company ahead of where it would be if it simply never offered Linux at all? Or offered it in a way that it was truly valuable?
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