From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Thu 09 Sep 1999 - 17:28:15 IST
David Murphy spoke thusly:
>> Cola is not a unique product, but many people prefer Coke's cola to
>> others. And I prefer Redhat to other Linux's I've tried.
>There are many colas, but only one Coke, and they prefer it because
>they prefer the taste of Coke to the taste of other colas. Suppose
>you're one of those people. Suppose I offer you a cola that tastes
>exactly the same as Coke, but has a different brand name. Suppose a
>can of Coke costs 55p. Suppose I offer my cola at 45p a can. Why would
>you not switch? It tastes the same. It costs less. It just has a
first i've worked at companies where i could get coke for free or just
for a nickel. i still bought coke - it was more convenient to get it
at 75 cents at that point in time. second, while people will frequently
need help setting up computers and knowing they can call someone, you're
definitely not a good example of the evolutionary process if you can't
master "pull tab, drink."
lastly i think a better example lies in the fashion world. why buy
something from producer x when you can get a knockoff for 1/10th
the price? the big one is trust - sure the perfume says it's just like
scent x, but do i believe these people? the other is availability.
if redhat sells their wares in compusa, radioshack, sears, compustore,
and tesco's chances are that will be more convenient then "back alley
store number 79."
along those lines, why buy albums? with cable you can get near cd quality
stereo, why not just tape it? (or burn cd's of it)
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