Unconscious Inertia


  • I do not mind paying actual money for useful software.
  • I do not mind purchasing an ongoing subscription for software which which provides a useful service on an ongoing basis, or which continues to improve.
  • I very much mind paying actual money for software which then still tries to show me ads.
  • I flatly decline to purchase a subscription for an essentially static app.

Also, I don’t have strong feeling about this, I just think it’s kind of odd how many apps I’ve seen where the lure to the paid rather than free version of an app is…being able to change the app icon. I mean, if that’s important to you, I’m not criticizing. The little icon square is just not something I care about. (Okay, fine, I care a little; I’m not going to buy an app with a swastika for an icon, or whatever.)

#software #economics

Chick-fil-A has announced it’s testing a cauliflower sandwich. But apparently it’s not strictly vegetarian, because the preparation includes eggs and milk. An interview the company posted says:

Q: When did you and your team start developing the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich? A: I created the very first iteration of the Cauliflower Sandwich in October 2018 after research showed our customers wanted a way to incorporate more vegetables into their diets.

So…the target market is non-vegetarians who want more vegetables, but inexplicably still go to Chick-fil-A? Is that a big market?

#food #economics