[conspire] Corrolary to one of Moen's Laws?

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Sat Mar 12 14:48:36 PST 2005

Moen's Law of Bicycles: "Good customers make for
good products."


If your competitors engage in FUD-based marketing
that only works on the left-hand tail of the customer
bell curve, they increase the average intelligence
of your customers, and that should tend to make your
products better.

So a possible corrolary to the law would be that
products that have FUD directed against them tend to
increase in quality.

That would mean that Wasabi Systems, with their
"Instead of following the examples of other embedded
vendors from Motorola to Sony to TiVo, who presumably
have lawyers to check these things out, you should
believe some scary anti-GPL hand-waving from the
General Counsel of some rat-bag startup" marketing
message, is actually doing the embedded Linux business
a favor.

Don Marti
dmarti at zgp.org

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