Camels and Rubber Duckies

by Volker Weber

If Joel Spolsky ever fails as a software publisher, he will still be one hell of a writer:

One of the biggest questions you're going to be asking now is, "How much should I charge for my software?" When you ask the experts they don't seem to know. Pricing is a deep, dark mystery, they tell you. The biggest mistake software companies make is charging too little, so they don't get enough income, and they have to go out of business. An even bigger mistake, yes, even bigger than the biggest mistake, is charging too much, so they don't get enough customers, and they have to go out of business. Going out of business is not good because everybody loses their job, and you have to go work at Wal*Mart as a greeter, earning minimum wage and being forced to wear a polyester uniform all day long.

So if you like cotton uniforms you better get this right.

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Thanks Volker. I really enjoyed that.

Chris Linfoot, 2004-12-17

genail geschrieben, thx für den Linktip!

Robert Basic, 2004-12-17

Nice! Thanks for the link.

Ashley Portman, 2004-12-19

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