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This is something that really isn't discussed enough. There's a guy who has done a lot of stumping on this subject and wrote a book on it and such. I heard a little talk by him and I'd really never considered the consequences of this model fully. Basically, it's the Google model, where you make money from your customers without ever selling them anything outright. So you have none of the traditional obligations that companies that sell actual products do. They never paid for it, or at worst you legally owe them another 30 days' worth until their current payment period is covered.

And of course, people being cheap and not so bright on some subjects, happily go along with this to get stuff for free, which makes the strategy effective. That means that more and more pressure is put on companies/people who want to actually make a product and sell it to move towards that same model in order to be competitive. And of course how do they make their money if they do, the same way, largely by selling you as the product instead.

And then the VCs now see the writing on the wall and mostly want to back those types of new enterprises, so you have to convince them that you are going to get a steady stream of data to sell or leverage and ongoing fees without real obligations.

And so the cycle continues until before long none of us will actually own our code or sell actual products, and we'll have come back full circle to the glass enclosed large computer that everyone basically just connects to with a smart terminal.
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