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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 105 : "text" format

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Re: Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly ChargeGarrett Wollman
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <nmeodg$2e8t$1@grapevine.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:52:48 +0000 (UTC) From: wollman@bimajority.org (Garrett Wollman) Subject: Re: Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly Charge In article <20160716203032.GA26596@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: >If M$ gets away with this, every CEO that ever sold an app for a >cellphone will be salivating at the thought of getting that annuity. "Gets away"? That's the normal way most enterprise applications have been offered for ages, not to mention most historic enterprise operating systems dating back to the IBM 360 and beyond. Enterprises are perfectly willing to accept predictable, periodic operating expenses for things that they would otherwise have to make periodic large capital expenditures on -- leasing software is no different from leasing equipment, cars, or office space as far as the accountants are concerned. -GAWollman -- Garrett A. Wollman | What intellectual phenomenon can be older, or more oft wollman@bimajority.org| repeated, than the story of a large research program Opinions not shared by| that impaled itself upon a false central assumption my employers. | accepted by all practitioners? - S.J. Gould, 1993 ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 20 Jul 2016

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