Re: Woohooo! Dell + Linux
On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 09:51:16AM EST, Celejar wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 08:57:02 -0500
> Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> > On 03/30/07 08:23, Celejar wrote:
> > > On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 07:45:13 -0500
> > > John Hasler <email@example.com> wrote:
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> > >> Paul Walsh writes:
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > >>> Then again, why is it that wholemeal bread "with nowt taken out" (thus
> > >>> presumably requiring less in the production process) costs more than
> > >>> white bread?
> > >> Because you are willing to pay more for it.
> > >> --
> > >> John Hasler
> > >
> > > Doesn't basic economics dictate that given competition, the equilibrium
> > > price is determined by both supply and demand? Even if I'm willing to
> > > pay a great deal, if the cost to produce the item is low, competition
> > > should drive down the price. Are you implying that the market is a
> > > monopoly or oligarchy?
> > Asking if MSFT is a monopoly? How long have you been around Linux?
> As I wrote to Paul, my comments were about whole grain bread, not
First, you buy a few cartloads of white flour ..
Add to it bran, chaff, sawdust .. whatever .. in adequate quantities.
Spend a few bucks on marketing and designers .. come up with the right
kind of ads .. labels .. slogans .. etc.
Send out your sales force to a few major distributors.
Sell them the stuff twice three times the price of the base component.
Naturally, my comments are about whole grain, not Microsoft.