Ballmer: We need a $100 PC
I think Ballmer needs a reality check, that’s what I think. If he thinks that someone in Thailand will buy a USD$100 PC and then fork over USD$300 for a copy of non-crippled Office he is living in some strange land where relaity takes a back seat to market logic. I’ll tell you exactly what they will do. The PC will be bought and then fitted out with pirated software that costs the buyer only USD$5 a CD. The money that could have been spent on a legal copy of that software will be then spent on non-Microsoft things like food, rent, clothing etc… Come on Ballmer, the average income in a place like Thailand is about USD$7,400! That would make your full version of Office equilivent to $1400 in the US dollars.