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  • Nov 2nd, 2010 @ 2:04pm


    I tend to agree. From a corporate behaviour perspective, there's really not much more that could be asked from Microsoft on Silverlight (and by extension, .Net in general).

    Unfortunately they just don't have enough goodwill to pull it off. No one trusts them not to pull the rug out from under everyone if it takes off, so few outside the MS sphere of influence invest much into it, even though it has good potential.

    If they want to build the social capital to do that sort of thing, they'll need to show that they're willing to be a follower of industry standards, not a leader.

  • Oct 28th, 2010 @ 2:30pm


    61% of the tiny minority of Americans who still have a land line and do not immediately hang up when they hear "survey."

  • Oct 22nd, 2010 @ 2:16pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: One is worse

    "poopertry" wins this thread.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010 @ 2:13pm

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    Someone selling used mattresses on Craigslist for $20 sets that as the upper bound, "devaluing" (or depricing) my ability to sell billion dollar used mattresses.

    That the market doesn't care is exactly the point. We shouldn't be surprised that the guy who needs mattresses to sell for a billion dollars to keep his business model going doesn't like it.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010 @ 12:56pm

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    The people making this argument aren't using the same definition of value that you are. Yes, value and price are not the same thing, but they're using the word to mean price.

    If you give away music, you do create the expectation that music should be given away. If you make your livelihood taking a cut of music sales, you're going to want music to sell for a high price and you won't appreciate people doing things that tend to lower the price.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010 @ 12:24pm

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    Sure, but it would be nice to have a well thought out list of things that can be done (like what CBC needs) for a standardized fee passed on to the artist.