Guaranteeing "no demand" through poor products
Posted Feb 2, 2013 22:31 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Guaranteeing "no demand" through poor products
Parent article: LCA: The future of the Linux desktop
So that they have a ready answer when the press and/or consumers come complaining about the situation
You obviously believe having the public believe in your business plan is more valuable than I do. I think that if, when the press comes asking why it doesn't have Linux products, HP were to say, "no comment," its sales would be the same as if HP said, "because we've proven there is no demand for them."
Maybe you're also of the ilk that say things like, "the oil companies will probably use this development in the Middle East as an excuse to raise the price of gas." In my experience, oil companies never offer excuses for raising their asking price. Every time Shell has reason to believe a different price would generate more revenue, Shell just changes the board.
And I don't think I've ever heard a driver say, "I'm going to buy more gas today, even though it costs more, because Shell needs the money."
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