dave winer really doesn’t like free software

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Scripting News:

«One of the reasons American programmers aren’t competing here (in America) is that users expect to get software for free, and in that environment little new stuff gets created, and we have to keep creating to justify the greater amount of money we make (over Indians). But if all we make are commodities, then Indians working for low pay beat Americans working for free. (People who work for free have no incentive to please users, or even create usable software.)»

Here’s a business tip from your old pal Joe: create products that address real information pain for people with MONEY. There’s plenty of gold in them thar hills. You just need the right pan.

Frontier is not the right pan.

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