Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Sep 2006 18:03 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Yesterday, I wrote a short editorial concerning the news that Magnussoft started accepting pre-orders for the next version of Zeta, 1.21. Today, via email, I asked a few short question which arose, more or less, in the comments' section of that editorial, to Magnussoft's Rene Weinert. Updated: See question 3.
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RE[2]: From what I understand
by vege on Wed 13th Sep 2006 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE: From what I understand"
vege
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2006-04-07

IMHO knowning that something is still shaping surely inspires more confidence than getting just some parts of the big puzzle. A statement like that would suggest it is not a mystical issue.
People worry because they think, if they do not understand something, that something is hidden or messed on purpose. Avoiding this feeling is the best interest of everyone.

Pricing of Zeta may be a subject for a longer thread, I do not really feel like picking it up. I am sure there are many who can afford 100 EUR, and I admit that some are out because of this price. Leave it to those professionals who see the results and count the big balance.

Technical issues are hardly always up to the OS development team as we all know; and the product of course targets those who can live without Java and Flash. Most probably: yet.

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RE[3]: From what I understand
by sogabe on Wed 13th Sep 2006 18:51 in reply to "RE[2]: From what I understand"
sogabe Member since:
2006-04-27

"IMHO knowning that something is still shaping surely inspires more confidence than getting just some parts of the big puzzle. A statement like that would suggest it is not a mystical issue.
People worry because they think, if they do not understand something, that something is hidden or messed on purpose. Avoiding this feeling is the best interest of everyone."

I am not sure what to make of this, but you surely sound like a mixture of politician who claims to know what everybody's interests are, and some sort of esoteric preacher. :-)

The only points that I wanted to make are here:

http://osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=15802&comment_id=161388

My comments about pricing were just an observation to the posts saying that ZETA was too expensive. That's all.

As you say, there may bemany people out there that can afford $100 for, say, a cheeseburger. But the question is, will they?

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RE[4]: From what I understand
by vege on Thu 14th Sep 2006 11:26 in reply to "RE[3]: From what I understand"
vege Member since:
2006-04-07

It is indeed going to be a nice conversation ;)

I don't think saying "people don't like to be confused" is anything politician. Neither is "knowning what's up is the best interest".

We share the questions, as you could see in my first post.

For the pricing issue: people decide to buy or not to buy the product. Some guys at the producer (let the name be "A") tried to predict these decisions before selling. Some guys ("B") analyse the situation after the sellings. If "B" realizes "A" was wrong, they surely will change.
A note: they haven't changed anything yet, so (pretending they do not want to commit a business suicide) it may be OK generally.

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