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Re^2: The cult like aura...

by Albannach (Prior)
on Jul 12, 2004 at 14:36 UTC ( #373614=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The cult like aura...
in thread The cult like aura...

Your first paragraph is right on, but I have a feeling your second may be attributing too much conscious decision to the average user. I think making a product popular is just a side effect of the quest for validation: getting someone else to buy what one bought helps one to validate one's own decision to buy. If everyone you tell of a new language adopts it right away, you'll feel pretty good about your choice, but if they resist and point out numerous flaws, you're likely to reconsider your own decision.

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