I wanted to talk about an issue with you today. I’m bringing it up because I hear people complain about this subject when it isn’t something I can control. In describing the situation, I’ll present both sides of the issue and I’d appreciate it if you can post a comment (please don’t send e-mail as I’ll be the only one to see it) and let me know which of the two you prefer.
What we’re talking about is whether you prefer to pay more for an application that has limited security or whether you pay a lot less for a product that has very tight security. Let me describe two very similar products along with their price and the security they impose.
Product A costs $400 and can be transferred to different machines, though it is limited to a single computer. Product B costs $70 but can only be installed on a single computer. If you buy a new computer, you will have to purchase another copy of Product B. For the sake of this discussion, let’s say that both products do exactly the same thing.
Now I’m sure some of you will say you want the best of both. Sorry, that isn’t an option. You either pay the higher price of Product A and have the ability to transfer your license or you pay the lower price of Product B and it is locked to a single machine. So which of the two would you prefer? If possible, explain why you selected the product you did. Again, please post your answer as a comment.