Thursday, September 12, 2013

Unaligned Priorities

Elia Freedman (via Ben Thompson):

Historically, as a developer, our priorities lined up nicely with the big player in the market: Microsoft. Microsoft makes money from software so it wants hardware and peripherals to be free. Since we make money from software, too, us developers have been in pretty good shape. Add in the fact that Microsoft primarily sells productivity software and us productivity app developers have done really well business model-wise.

But Apple and Google want software to be free, as iWork now is.

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