Is software just a commodity?
May 31, 2008 6:45 PM Subscribe
Is software just a commodity? I'm not a student of economics. I understand that a lot goes into software projects but at the end of the day the product is just an expensive apple value-added mainly through labour, is that it?
posted by gttommy to Work & Money (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What is the validity of saying custom-produced software is just an expensive good or commodity?
I'm just wondering what other considerations I have to make, as I'm sure there are fundamental differences between farming apples and producing software. Again, I don't study economics, but I'm trying to keep an open mind and see what I may be missing. Academically, could we just be simple and say, what the client is willing to pay is equal to the economic value of the software or project?