(Mon06) How to turn a No into a Yes.
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- I mean, this is the basic argument between Android and iOS pundits right now. Android users talk about being empowered to take their system to the limits, and being reasonable about dealing with erratic behavior when they're pushing or exceeding the boundaries of the platform. iOS users talk about how consistent, reliable and efficient their platform is. People overwhelmingly seem to prefer to have boundaries set for them that give them the illusion of a better operating environment, even when that places artificial constraints on their experience.
Whenever anyone asks me for a recommendation on iOS or Android, I explain this to them, and tell them that they need to figure out what their personality is. Are they going to be irritated when they know they're hitting up against artificial limits, and are they willing to deal with the repercussions when they go beyond those limits, or not? That is how most people should decide between the two platforms, in my opinion.Oct 1, 2012
- I love your second paragraph. My wife has had an iphone for years. She got sick of me telling her how great android was so she finally went with a Galaxy S3. She's persevered for a few weeks but she's found it a challenge. Iphone 5 coming up. Your paragraph sums it up perfectly though. I'm prepared to put up with some clunky workarounds whereas she just wants it to work. The ios IS slickOct 1, 2012
- Great comments, everyone. Some of the examples are classic framing - throw out one number, and then a smaller number looks attractive, or at least reasonable, by comparison. Infomercial folks do that all the time with words like, "Thousands sold at $400!" and following up with an actual price of $129. The example in my post, though involves a little more - it's a give & take negotiation. When the first person makes a concession, there's a social impetus for the second person to reciprocate by making a concession as well. (Thanks for sharing, Guy!)Oct 1, 2012
- 8% conversion sounds like a dealOct 1, 2012
- That's very interesting, and sounds logical. Not sure how comfortable I am with the idea that I'm being so manipulative though!Oct 2, 2012
- Like?Oct 9, 2012