Re: Embedded systems publishers
- From: Anton Erasmus <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 10:59:37 +0200
On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 19:10:14 GMT, Al Balmer <albalmer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 8 Nov 2007 18:14:27 +0000 (UTC), Matthew Hicks
It's not justification it's reasoning. If companies would learn to understand
why people do things, they would know how better to get that same group of
people to do what they want (buy more product). Your attitude is one of
You attitude is that of a thief who still has a nagging conscience and
feels compelled to attempt justifying his thievery.
Go and read the letter(s) by Eric Flint at
Baen are giving away books, and their sales of the books that they
gave away increased.
Basically if you treat people like criminals, they behave like
criminals. I can testify to this personally, since I live in South
Afrcia, where a large part of the population were in essence treated
like criminals. The last generation treated like this is still a huge
problem today. The new generations, which have not been treated thus
are normal in that they are spread across the range of people in
When I was younger I had to do a stint of National Service. As a troop
we were treated like scum, and it was quite interesting in an
intelectual way to see one react to this treatment by becomming
resentful etc. and basically seeing the corporals etc. as "the enemy".
It is also easy for people who earn a lot to describe other people as
cheapskate thiefs when the average income where you live is a couple
of orders of magnitute higher, and coupled to this you pay less for
If I want to buy a book that the recommended retail price is say
US$39, then after shipping, markup by agent and tax, it will be at
least US$100 to US$150. There are also many companies who only ships
to areas they consider to be main areas, so even if one wants to
purchase the book, one cannot.
which will lead you to concentrate to much time an assests on
counteracting "thieves" and not enough time on pleasing customers. This
will, at the very least, limit your potential as a profitable business (much
more than the "thieves" did in the first place).
I agree with this argument.
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