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On 2018-06-11 20:17, Rick Johnson wrote:
> On Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:02:15 PM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> You're trying to argue against my hypothetical statements
>> about game publishing, and declaring that it's possible to
>> use software to encourage hardware sales. But my point was
>> that, absent copyright and the ability to make money from
>> software, software probably *would not exist*. Tell me, do
>> you go to a car manufacturer and buy the ability to use a
>> third-party dashboard? If the dashboard itself is
>> fundamentally unsaleable, and MUST be given away for free,
>> who other than the original manufacturer will produce one?
> A dashboard is a horrible analogy.
> Software and hardware are connected at the _hip_.
> A more correct analogy to describe the relationship between
> computer hardware and computer software would be a car and
> an engine. A car is basically useless without an engine,
> and likewise for an engine without a car.
I'm going to have to disagree with you there. The engine is also 
hardware. The software is more like the fuel.

> And yes, there are aftermarket engines sold by third parties
> and people buy them all the time to replace OEM engines.
It doesn't matter how good the engine is (or how much you've upgraded 
the processor), because without the fuel (or software) it's just a large 
paperweight (or room heater). :-)