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7 August, 2005

Software is a miracle commodity

Jeremy Lunn, admin of Jabber.org.au sent me following:

Software is a miracle commodity:

It's copyrightable like a book.
It's patentable like a mouse trap.
It can hold trade secrets, like a glass of Coca Cola.
The consumer has to "sign" a contract to use it, like a cellphone account.
Advertising pitches can be included for a captive audience, just like a movie theater.
It's artificially expensive, like a diamond.
It's a recurring source of support revenue, like a lawn service.
It's creator can disavow all liability for anything that may go wrong, and get away with it, like... I can't think of anything else like that!
Nothing else can do more than a couple of those things. Software is just too good to be true.

(I don't know who the original author is, please inform me if you know.)

Posted by Antony on 7 August 2005 5:47 PM |

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