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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Ray
    Can someone tell me how that gets interpreted to mean people only use one device?
    It could be - if English is not the native language of the reader. There could be other explanations - the inability to think normally as the result of drugs, mental health issues or exhaustion for example.
    I sometimes wonder.

    There's been so much discussion here and elsewhere about the decline in PC (desktop) sales and the relentless move towards mobile device, the massive growth of Apple and Android devices as evidence of this. Then we have Microsoft fanboys shouting that Microsoft has to move towards these devices as well or die.

    Yet when someone points out the conundrum of selling Office as a subscription model vs standalone, especially on a cost basis, when it's clearly best implemented and used on a desktop, which are supposedly diminishing in sales, some confuse this with completely spurious issues.

    Is it a defence mechanism that creates a sense of denial whenever anyone posts something that clearly indicates that things are amiss with Microsoft's current directions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Ray
    Can someone tell me how that gets interpreted to mean people only use one device?
    It could be - if English is not the native language of the reader. There could be other explanations - the inability to think normally as the result of drugs, mental health issues or exhaustion for example.
    I sometimes wonder.

    There's been so much discussion here and elsewhere about the decline in PC (desktop) sales and the relentless move towards mobile device, the massive growth of Apple and Android devices as evidence of this. Then we have Microsoft fanboys shouting that Microsoft has to move towards these devices as well or die.

    Yet when someone points out the conundrum of selling Office as a subscription model vs standalone, especially on a cost basis, when it's clearly best implemented and used on a desktop, which are supposedly diminishing in sales, some confuse this with completely spurious issues.

    Is it a defence mechanism that creates a sense of denial whenever anyone posts something that clearly indicates that things are amiss with Microsoft's current directions?
    Look Ray, just because its best implemented on a desktop, doesn't mean it can't be used on mobile devices, I'm sure a huge number of University Students will argue with you and I will as well, just because you can't use a tablet doesn't mean other people can't.

    Why are you so worried about subscription use, for me it works and I'm sure it will for others, others will have different ideas. I like the ability to have choice, if I don't have a TV and just want to watch one game of football would I go out and buy a $1500 TV or rent one for $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    For Example : Those Payday Loan companies such as WONGA that were kicked out of the USA and Germany are making fortunes in the UK by charging people as much as 4,000% (Yes NO TYPO - 4 THOUSAND PERCENT) interest, and the people taking out these loans have NO IDEA what they are paying as these are advertised by little old ladies saying Take 100 GBP out now and you can have the money in your account in 15 mins and it's only in small letters that this will cost you 25 GBP for 15 days !!!! -- Nowhere is the actual APR rate shown. I'm surprised that "Legal Loansharking" is still allowed in a country that prides itself on having a well regulated and "ethical" Financial services industry
    Hopelessly off-topic, I know, but Payday loan companies have just been told this week to improve within 12 weeks or risk losing their licence:
    BBC News - Payday lenders told to improve by OFT
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    If I were running primary school education I'd start teaching youngsters about money management AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE - however that's a totally separate issue.
    Good news on this one too, although not at primary level.

    From here:
    Financial Education
    In the UK, we've educated our youth into debt when they go to university but never about debt. It's time for that to change, and from September 2014 it will!

    The Government has announced financial education will form a part of the compulsory national curriculum for all maintained schools in England. It'll be a part of citizenship for 11-16 year olds and there'll be stronger links to it in maths for all ages.
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    It might also be a good idea to teach kids at least the most basic principles of marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Why are you so worried about subscription use, for me it works and I'm sure it will for others, others will have different ideas. I like the ability to have choice
    I don't like it, but I can see why MS would push people towards the subscription model; Office got good enough to meet many people's needs many years ago so people don't need to upgrade.

    As you say, at least there is still a choice, although pricing is very skewed towards subscription. I'm using 10-year old Office 2003, and over that sort of period, I think it may still make sense to buy a perpetual licance.
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    I can see why MS would push people towards the subscription model
    Yes, I think most of us can see why MS want to.
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