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I think that the first five words that come to mind when you think about marketing and advertising are “free”, “good”, and “affordable.” We tend to overstate things and say they’re good that aren’t.
Free, good, and affordable aren’t free but they are good. We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that the first five words that come to mind when you think about this topic are all good things.
Free: This is a word that makes me think of the concept of freedom of choice (aka freedom of action) in our modern world. The freedom to be creative and express yourself is important and should be encouraged. And, yes, free is good (I know, I said it first). But let’s also say that the time it takes to create something worth purchasing is not free.
The problem is the way that many people judge the value of something based on the amount of time it takes to create it. Our society is filled with those who are afraid to ‘make’ something because they think it is too expensive or too much work. The idea is that a work of art can be just as beautiful if it takes less time to create it.
I know I’m probably on a roll here, but I’m going to continue this with a real life example. I recently got a new laptop. I had to download all sorts of software and drivers because my old computer was too slow because I had only ever used Windows for three years. I was quite impressed when I came across a program that could convert the “Windows XP” file formats to the “Linux” file formats and I quickly downloaded it.
I did some research and discovered that the program was called 4 5, as well as a Wikipedia article which said that it had been around for a long time. I was so excited to use this program and get my hands dirty that I immediately started downloading a bunch of drivers and software that I have never used before… and I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I found that my Windows XP files were actually corrupt.
Even if you’re not a gamer, XP can be a bit finicky. That said, if you’re using Windows XP, you should know about the file formats it supports. The Windows XP file formats are called Zip, TAR, TARGZ, and Archive. I was able to download and open the 4 5 files I needed, and I was quite pleased with the results.
The first file I downloaded was a Zipped file that I needed to install on my PC (ZIP is a standard for storing files on CDROM, which is why you dont see it on the screen). The second and third files I downloaded were TAR and TARGZ files. Both of these were quite large, about 6.8 GB each. The last file I downloaded, a 6.8 GB Archive file (which is what I needed to do) was a big surprise.
I have to say I was very surprised and excited that I had downloaded and installed these files, because I had never used zip to store files on CD. However, I was never really aware of what zip was, and I’m not sure I fully understand how it works. I also wasn’t sure what size I needed to use for the Archive file.