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Subjective valuation.

Posted by: borg on October 21, 1999 at 14:51:22:

In Reply to: a free-market has provided you with an inferior product. posted by septimus on October 20, 1999 at 13:55:30:

: : I do know that Windows works.
: : Look, when people go to buy a new automobile do you really think they know anything about what happens under the hood? Nope. They care about the color and gas mileage.
: : Unix may be better than Windows, I'll ask around.
: : But if you think I'm going to scrap this thing after I paid for it your out of your Socialist mind.
: : Thanx for the pitch anyways.

: *Frenchy seems like the hick in New York who's just discovered that, in spite of paying a large amount of money for it, he doesn't actually own the Statue of Liberty. Yet he refuses to accept the fact or to be annoyed with the bloke who sold it to him.
: Why is Microsoft's right to dishonesty and cheating more important than your right to a quality product?
: The point is, I think, that a free-market has provided you with an inferior product. Sucked in.

There never will be a 'perfect' product. New versions are
'different' and, to some, improved but never 'perfect'.

All product value is subjective as you and Frenchy have
each proved.

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