A VC: The Freemium Business Model
I love this name and business model.
Freemium might even be cooler than Ajax. However, the two terms are not mutually exclusive. In fact, I bet they are quite similar...for example:
General Statement 1:
"Ajax is cool. Thanks, Microsoft, for making it happen; and thanks, Firefox, for including xmlhttprequest in your browser, thus accelerating WIDE adoption and creating fun for all! A multitude of breathless pundits hail the arrival of Web 2.0!"
General Statement 1 Response (from assholes):
General Statement 2:
"Freemium is a great name, the model is quite worthy, and it should be used as the blueprint for the new new economy"
--(ok, I'm just kidding about the stuff after 'quite worthy' -ed)
General Statement 2 Response ( from assholes ):
Adjust glasses in a non-chalant way, sigh, tilt head to one side, then,"Yeah...I don't like the name Freemium. I think that's a terrible name (*because he didn't come up with it*), ... (*wait for it*) especially since (*wait for it, here it comes*) it's not a (*finger quotes!*) NEW model at all, but, actually, a rather blase (*quick, show how smart and well-read you are*) tactic that has its roots in Adam Smith's day, with the marketing and, of course, eventual sale of, burro's hooves to the unsuspecting public. A product, known in it's day, as Ass Shoes or Jackplates. This use-for-free, then-buy-premium-services model was used to sell Ass Shoes. A proprietor would offer 3 Ass Shoes, or what was then known as a Jerk Set, for free. To be useful, one had to have 4 Ass Shoes, known as a Full Ass. Naturally, one had to pay for the fourth ass shoe .... blah blah blah six hours later blah blah blah ... which is why this is just dressing old stuff up as something new. Furthermore, and actually, one could argue-"
So, you see? Things work better when they have a good name, and stupid assholes get envious when they didn't think of the good name. They become envious, puff-up like muffins, and drone on endlessly about how it's all old news to them. The droning (speaking in paragraphs) is often punctuated by shrill nasally laughter, chortling, and their head bobbing side-to-side in a self-satisfied manner.*
Good names for good concepts grease the wheels for rapid progress.
* much like Palpatine in Return Of The Jedi. But Palpatine is way cooler than these chumps.
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