Sir, it is not about being able to afford or not being able to afford. It is just about value for money.
Originally Posted by Nebelwerfer
I can afford to buy. LOL.
The great economist speaks!
That is the way I am. There are others who think associating with a big brand and forking out a huge sum of money is value for money - so be it - it is their money, their way of life.
Market economy, consumption economy is a not a bad idea as long as the higher denominators are ETHICAL in their practices
. But unfortunately it is not so. Greed and Selfishness are the hallmarks of most human beings. The more they get the more they want and the more they want to prevent others from getting it. In the name of factoring R&D costs in the price LOOT is going on.
Think about this, Xossip is also someone's imaginative innovative effort, hard work, persistence, software and hosting and managing skills and some R&D. If Xossip becomes a pay site then? (Though comparison to OP is not there yet making a point).