Ok, now I am confused. One part is reading ‘SketchUp hasn’t improved since Google sold it, the other part is talking about paying maintenance ’as to keep the license’
Again, the license you bought is yours to keep, but why did you pay M&S if it didn’t improve? I
That makes no sense. I have payed about 1000 euro’s since 2006along with some additional extensions for about 400. So that makes my anual cost 71~100 euro. I consider that a good deal, but according to what I hear, even that would be too much?
We still have clients running v8 and even a few v6. It still works (Windows, though I also recently had a client who was still running V7 on a old Mac)
Now that’s what I call ‘perpetual’
Thus, this really puzzles me, why are you so upset? Is it because you learned to love your favorite tool?
*Keep paying every year, hoping for something really spectacular?
*Can’t wait to enter the new received license info and see if it works?
Is there still some hope left to be at the right side and see some value that other might not see?
Here’s what I just read in a blog from Seth Godin about value and recognitions:
Seth Godin blog
If you buy an old painting at a garage sale for $1,000 and then sell it for $25,000, was the change in value due to a change in the magic involved in the creation of the painting, or is it because the market now recognizes the painting for what it is (and was all along)?
When Alta Vista refused to pay a million dollars to buy Google, was the problem in the value of what Google had, or in Alta Vista’s recognition of that value?
There’s often a significant lag between the creation of something useful and when the market recognizes it.
That’s an opportunity for speculators and investors, who can buy before the recognition happens.
And it’s an opportunity or a trap for creators, who might get disheartened about the lack of applause and upside immediately after they’ve created something.
When we look to the outside world for valuation and recognition, we might be confused about the intrinsic value of what we just created. Over time, those things may come into alignment, but that’s rare indeed.
Creation plus persistence can lead to recognition. But creation without recognition is still a worthwhile endeavor.
What’s the real catch?