воскресенье, 10 августа 2008 г.

perception of money

by Original Replica (908688) on Sunday August 10, @01:07PM (#24546643) Journal
you often just don't buy either... I know I never did. It was all about the money... I could get it for free so why pay for it?

It is about money, and about a person's perception of their money. If money is just "what you use to get stuff" then there is little reason to buy. However if money is "a tool to effect the world around you" then there is a solid reason to pay for a game that you enjoy, regardless of if that money goes to a big corp, an indy developer, or shareware donation. Now I don't have a good study to point to but I imagine that thinking of money as a tool of influence is more a trait of the wealthy, as the acquisition of material goods reaches saturation but there is still money to be spent. Conversely, when material needs can't be met money isn't likely to be spent on idealogical matters. I wonder if there is a relationship between disposable income and piracy?

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