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25. "RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd"
In response to message #16
 
   Cost and time both - which is of critical importance to farmers because, y'know, if the tractor breaks down as you're trying to get the harvest in before a storm front shows up and ruins the crop in the field, there's a -little- bit of time pressure and waiting for a Deere mechanic ain't exactly an option in those cases.

Ultimately, though, the whole situation's basically Deere trying to exert post-purchase suzerainty over the farmer's equipment, so they can continue to extract money from the farmer even after they've paid for the tractor.

This applies to a lot of things these days, as vendors are realizing that if they tie essential functions of equipment to "the cloud" that they force the consumers to keep interacting with them - at least providing opportunities to sell "upgrades"; at worst to induce artificially shortened lifespans on the products to force more money out of 'em.

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   RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-20-17 1
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-21-17 2
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-21-17 3
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-21-17 4
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-21-17 5
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-21-17 6
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-21-17 7
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Peter Eng Apr-21-17 8
                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-22-17 13
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Star Ranger4 May-03-17 33
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes May-03-17 35
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-21-17 9
                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-22-17 10
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-22-17 11
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-22-17 14
                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-22-17 12
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-22-17 15
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-22-17 16
                             RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MuninsFire Apr-24-17 25
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd StClair Apr-25-17 26
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-25-17 27
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-25-17 28
                              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-26-17 29
                                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-26-17 30
                                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-26-17 31
                                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Star Ranger4 May-03-17 34
   RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-22-17 17
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd CdrMike Apr-22-17 18
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd McFortner Apr-22-17 19
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Croaker May-01-17 32
   RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd VoidRandom Apr-23-17 20
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-23-17 21
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd NHO Apr-23-17 22
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd mdg1 Apr-23-17 23
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd rwpikul Apr-23-17 24


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