wired HC article
dan at danshafer.com
Thu Aug 15 21:15:01 CDT 2002
At 11:56 AM -0400 8/15/02, Mark Mitchell wrote:
>The Rev/meta people should perhaps make no other changes
>except to start selling the starter kit for $90 instead of giving it
>away for free. If its free, people think it has no value or they feel
>uncomfortable, that they are somehow cheating. Charge a small price for
>it and you will watch the rave reviews and profits come pouring in.
Not sure I agree completely here, Mark, though I *do* take your
meaning about free vs. valued seriously. I think a *lot* of us who
have bought into other RAD environments at seemingly low price points
and then paid a painful learning curve price would probably shy away
from RR at this point without the freebie.
I think RR has done exactly the right thing on pricing here for the
state of their development and market penetration. Once there are
hundreds of thousands of RR users, it will make sense to drop the
freebie because then there are lots of samples, endorsements, etc.
Right now, RR is a pretty "new kid on the block" and given that the
out-of-the-box experience is, for a real beginner, pretty opaque,
it's not likely that a $99 price point would be conducive to lots of
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