I keep hearing "X software is so expensive but we need it!" Here's a hint: if you "need" an expensive (often subscription-based) software package to do your work, you need to find a new way to work. These models are parasitic. They devour those dependent on them all while increasing that dependence.

Where parasites hold a complete monopoly (there are a few) - the above still applies - the transition cost is just exponentially higher.

After all, parasites often kill their hosts.

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