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Monday September 23, 2002
04:56 PM

Palm razors

[ #7952 ]
Palm Computing's application of the razors and blades strategy appears to only have one problem: they don't sell the blades. Compare, of course, to Apple's strategy, where they sell razors, blades, and shaving foam, at sky-high prices.

--Nat

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  • God that old article on theregister is a piece of garbage. Not only because of the ridiculous focus on wildly improbable version numbers, or that $400 figure (wasn't it $30 for beta, $129x2 for 10.0 and 10.2? Maybe it's just me, but that seems to equal $288, assuming no rebates or discounts) but also because of the entire second last paragraph. WTF?

    Even with maximum charity --assuming the author is pointing at the FreeBSD-synching effort-- I think they've got the version numbers wrong. (Maybe this was pr
  • Using the same analogy Microsoft sells razor blades and shaving cream the accelerates hair growth.