John LeBlanc wrote:There's two ways of looking at technical advances: wait until things are "perfect" -- whatever that means -- before laying out your money; and appropriately applying what's available now and upgrade as things get better.
yea which was all well and good in terms of dial up when there wasn't a better alternative. but would you subsribe to dial up now if there was an alternative at the same price?
in the same for flexgo, it's not going to make the pc any cheaper because it's not really a new technology, just adapting the way a current one is paid for.
the way i can see this going is that it's going to cost more to own the PC in the long run, than it will be to own it outright.
if it costs £500 to buy outright...
or £250 to loan and then 250 hours at £1p/h then that brilliant, and definitely the way forward.
but can you honestly see it working like that?
it'll more likely be £300 to loan plus 200 hours at £1.50. albeit this is going to go back into production costs and development, so maybe it is a good thing.
don't ask why, because i'm not entirely sure myself, but i'm just sceptical of the concept.