[volt-nuts] do you like Labview in your labs?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Dec 6 15:09:33 UTC 2010

In message <4CFCFA90.4080601 at erols.com>, Chuck Harris writes:

>And yet, like the philanthropist tossing $100 bills, or Joshua Bell playing
his heart out in a subway station, they are largely ignored by the masses.

Well ... maybe.

My attitude has always been that I was happy to have only 1% market share,
provided they were the smartest 1% of the market.

That is not just a flippant comment, it is a well thought out policy.

I'm pretty sure that Joshua would equally have hated to see his
concerts filed with all the people who passed him by in the subway,
and much prefers to see them filled with the 1% who really cares
about what he lives for.

A lot of open source software is written "Con Amore" and the last thing
you want to get out of spending you spare time on something you love,
is to be pestered by people who don't "get it".

In a purely utilitarian or economic sense you are right, it is sad, the
same way any other waste of resources is sad, but reality is somewhat
more complicated than that.


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