> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Elson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:11 PM
>
> Bagotronix Tech Support wrote:
>
> >IMO, the software world is in terrible shape.  The main reason free
software
> >exists is because some users got tired of being endlessly gouged by
> >commercial software developers' prices and their lack of concern about
> >fixing bugs, and decided to write their own stuff.
> >
> Yes, and it has to be REALLY bad, too!  Notice that practically nobody
builds
> their own car, although the reliability of US-label cars is APALLING!
Practically
> nobody builds their own computer (with FPGAs, or hand soldering chips,
etc.),
> although what you can buy seems pretty good, so maybe there's no
incentive.

The analogy doesn't work.  If a group of volunteers could build a car, then
provide FREE OF CHARGE a copy of that car to anyone with an Internet
connection, I'm sure it would happen.  So far, we don't have that
technology! :)



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