Trends are what drives success. If you were smart you would have been starting some billion dollar company to make juicers that cost $350 each where people can more quickly and efficiently juice the fruit in their hands.
The biggest mistake you could make is to try to make a "better" product; it'll be almost certainly doomed to failure.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
"The game" is manipulating people. The people who tend to be most successful in business are moderately intelligent sociopaths with excellent social skills.
Just look at Apple's success with the ipod/etc: are these "better" products? No. They were intentionally designed to offer fewer features and a simplified "trendy" and "aesthetic" interface regardless of the negative effect this has on their practical use. (Super slippery shiny phone without grips and rounded corners slips out of hands and smashes: OOPS!)
So ultimately they are "better" in that aspect: they're better at selling to customers. Currently Android phones are taking over the market although at a much lower margin: this is called "race to the bottom". Apple currently sells a crap product at an excessive mark-up because they were able to convince people it was worth more by appearing aesthetically pleasing to those people. Unfortunately for Apple, there are a lot more people in the world who care more about a product that is cheap and affordable rather than trendy and aesthetic. All it takes is to successfully market that cheaper product and grow the trend to the breaking point where Apple can't continue to compete.
Look at their most recent "solution" to this problem: add more glitter and crank up the price.
The truth is nobody
wants an analog synthesizer, it's just plain trendy. Even if they had them they'd have no idea how to use them the same way they use plug-ins in their DAW.
Being able to capitalize on this is called: (ancient chinese version?) "riding on the times", think of it like surfing on a wave of retarded trends while keeping your balance.
This is why the vast majority of claimed "analog models" are in fact nowhere near what could be considered anything even remotely like any particular circuit. They are however reasonable (albeit incredibly inefficient and impractical) software synthesizers.
Just like the i-whatever, I-95?
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