Linked by David Adams on Tue 26th Oct 2004 16:30 UTC
Editorial The software industry is undergoing a gradual transformation, and consumer fatigue is at its root. The licensing model that has formed the basis for the modern software industry is facing challenges on many fronts, and the industry is scrambling to keep its footing. Where this period of change may lead software producers and consumers isn't quite clear, but some trends are emerging. Since the proliferation of the internet, unauthorized redistribution of digital goods has become rampant. But although software sharing probably won't kill the software industry, the reasoning behind it shares some pedigree with the customer revolt that promises to transform the way software is sold.
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RE: Caliber FX
by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Oct 2004 20:01 UTC

That broadband piece of yours is of course complete nonsense. I don't have broadband for downloading-- I have broadband because it takes away certain nuiscences like dialing in, pay-per-second and other crap like that. Broadband is about more than just being able to download at high speeds-- it's about not having to worry about costs, and that's something we all like, don't we?

I mean, my parents don't download anything-- but they would never move back to dialup.