> this is my impression: > In Europe there is more of a culture of efficiency. Getting the most > out of your dollar. > In the US there is more of an attitude of having all the latest > features and if it's too slow, just throw more ram and cpu at it and > it will be ok. "oh, haiku doesn't support abc and xyz? nevermind." > Europeans are more likely to forgive and can live without all the > goodies if you offer a quality product. Europeans also have a bigger alternative culture (germans for example, french are more conservative there...), they had Atari, Amiga, ... and used them. Demo parties using those machines (and PCs) are still huge events in germany, whereas there are some in france, but their audience is usually count by hundreds, german parties are much bigger. François.