Re: Microsoft Maths
If subscriptions were illegal then the company employs programmers to create the software, and once it's sold to the users they tell the programmers to fix the bugs.
But who's going to pay the programmers for supporting an application that's generating them zero income?
If a company sells you a broken unit, for example a leaking bowl, then how are they going to pay their employees to fix it if you already paid for it once? The mystery...
Subscriptions encourage a company to support the product, the original sale just paid a bonus to the sales dept.
No it doesn't. Plenty of companies selling buggy and almost unusable software as subscription and they do nothing to fix problems.
Also how do you explain that the workers' salary does not grow with the number of subscriptions? Another mystery...
It's a pure greed and exploitation of both workers and consumers.