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On Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:03:59 +0100, MRAB wrote:

> 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). :-)

its a bloody lousy room heater without the fuel to burn & generate heat

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