Re: [rp-ml] Re: New machines could turn homes into small factories

From: Adrian Bowyer (
Date: Sat Mar 26 2005 - 02:29:39 EET

Quoting Brock Hinzmann <>:

> there is usually a time in the history of an important
> resource when it is free or undervalued, and technology
> moves in that direction, because someone can make a small
> investment and a big profit by not having to pay the full
> cost of that resource. Natural resources have been
> exploited in that way. The Internet is the more recent
> example.

A very important point. See my previous on sunshine. I agree absolutely.

> In the end, though, if you don't provide a benefit that a
> customer is willing to pay for, it won't go very far.

Generally, yes. But I've never paid for a copy of Linux in my life, and I must
have installed dozens.



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