June 17, 2004

Movable Type almost gets it right...

Well, looks like I'm a bit late to the party, but the folks at Six Apart have announced their revised pricing for Movable Type, and it's almost there...

Many of you last month read various criticisms of the originally announced pricing, and the new pricing is much better for the most part. But my feeling is that there should still be something in between the Free version (1 author, 3 weblogs, no support), and the $69.95 version (5 authors, unlimited weblogs, unlimited support).

I still think that there needs to be something at around the $19.95 price point. Possibly a second author, 5 weblogs, and some form of limited support. I'm thinking that enough folks who would be running the free version might just see the value of chipping in for the software and getting the low cost version even if they don't need it, and I doubt it would seriously errode sales of the $69.95 version.

There are too many other free or very low cost solutions out there, and as I've said before, I don't mind paying a small bit for something I find useful, especially if I've gone through all the trouble just to set up a web server specifically for the task. I think that the folks at Six Apart are totally underestimating the number of people that might be interested in a low cost version of the software. If you feel the same way, please let them know by doing a trackback in your blog to their announcement, or by shooting them a mail if you're not yet a blogger.

Posted by Jim at June 17, 2004 11:28 PM | TrackBack