Seeing as I give software away for free, I didn’t think I would be interested in this article on pricing software, but I was wrong. But don’t worry, we’re not about to start charging for any Wiblog stuff :0)
For one thing Joel writes informative and entertaining articles, and I’d highly recommend subscribing to his blog to brighten up your day with insightful and quirky writings. But for another, he gives a great introduction to the complexities – downright futility, I would suppose – of pricing software right. It’s not a job for the faint hearted, as I well know at the moment as I’m in discussions for the pricing of a new web application.
Anyway, read and enjoy. You might also like what Joel has to say on IT business strategy, where he makes some pretty sharp points about open source software.
Hat tip to Pamela Slims excellent “Escape from Cubicle Nation” blog, which is also well worth a read. Particularly her open letter to CEOs.