Regarding the ‘Reverse Razor/Blade’ Strategy

David Pogue:

The story so far: I cited, in my Times column, the clever observation by John Gruber, writing on, that Apple’s iPod strategy has reversed the old “Give away the razors, sell a lot of blades” business plan.

As you know from my last blog entry, several readers chimed in to point out that it wasn’t Mr. Gruber who first made that remark, but was in fact tech columnist Robert X. Cringely.

But Mr. Gruber himself gets the last laugh on this one. […]

Wednesday, 3 August 2005