[K12OSN] OT: Open Source counter-arguments
rowens at ptd.net
Sun Jul 15 01:47:14 UTC 2007
OK, one last post and then I'll shut up! (see below)
On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 12:25:27PM -0600, ahodson wrote:
> Finally, you cannot be in any conversation with an OS person without
> these words being uttered: "Why should we pay Microsoft for this or
> that?" Interesting. Why pay for anything? Why pay Dell for hardware? Why
> pay AT&T for connectivity? Why pay EXXON for gas? I don't understand the
> aversion to having to pay for something. The entire economy of the free
> world is based on this. You pay for goods and services.
In my case:
Q: Why pay for that new part for my truck? A: I don't, because I can
use a junkyard part and make it fit with the help of my welder and other
Q: Why pay for that new shirt when I could make one myself? A: I pay
for it because I think it's worth it.
You pay for goods and services...when they are worth it.
More information about the K12OSN