> 
> There are other business models than the governmentally enforced
> artificial scarcity model where software is treated as physical product
> units.
> 

Kinda reminds me of the Roadies' Creed:

If it's wet, drink it.
If it's dry, smoke it.
If it moves, f*#k it.
If it doesn't move...
...PUT IT ON THE TRUCK.

Abstract thinking is not part of the job description there.

However it always stuns me when software geeks come with arguments as 
previously posted because we are meant to be abstract thinkers. However 
I keep hearing the same old argument along the lines of `if I can't kick 
it, it has no value and should be free.`

BTW I wouldn't use any other editor than VIM :)

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Brad Phelan
http://xtargets.com