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Subject:RE: arrogance From:Mailing List <mlist -at- ca -dot- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 6 May 2004 15:52:01 -0400
Mike O. sez:
> shankAtIndiaDotcom wrote:
> > A counter question is: why are there books out in
> > the market on software that comes with free
> > documentation; books that people buy paying good
> > money?
> For the same reason people pay for gym memberships, even
> though jogging
> and pushups are free. When you pay for something "special" you are
> demonstrating that committment to yourself and to others.
That may apply to some people, some of the time, but
many people join gyms because pushups don't do what
they want/need, and perhaps their knees disagree with
jogging. The gym provides equipment (additional tools
and approaches) that let the user get better results,
Similarly, the aftermarket books provide something that
the "free"/included documentation did not (additional
tools and approaches), and enable the user to get more
out of their time and effort.
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