Breaking What Works

On December 10, 2014, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser

photo of hotel room with computer and text Breaking What Works

“The free tools that I’ve used seem to be trying to move me into premium services by taking away functions. I couldn’t see that because I simply move on to the next free thing.” – John Sumser

I thought it was just me.

Heather Bussing asked if I knew a good trick for saving (translating) graphic formats (like png to jpg). She said, “I’m on the third piece of software that has disabled that functionality.”

It was a lightbulb for me.

I’ve been changing out pieces of software almost unconsciously. I’ve been responding at a level below awareness to the fact that I’ve been losing functionality in apps because that functionality is useful.

I’ve been through a significant number of tools that help me manage graphics (if you’d asked me a day ago, I might have told you that I don’t manage graphics) Turns out I collect a lot of them and move them between formats all the time.

The free tools that I’ve used seem to be trying to move me into premium services by taking away functions. I couldn’t see that because I simply move on to the next free thing.

Don’t you?



 
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