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I know it sounds ridiculous... But I actually just subscribed to Microsoft Office.
Hear me out! Subscription services are really growing on me. As a part of the Microsoft Office 365 Home subscription, for $10/month, I can install Office on 5 PCs/Macs, and 5 phones and tablets. Plus, whenever new versions of Office come out, it’s pushed straight to me. With a slew of other features (some of which are helpful, some aren’t), it just makes sense to subscribe to keep Office on all my computers, instead of buying the app outright, being limited to a single device, and then having to purchase again when a new version comes out.
I’m in a place where I can subscribe to services that I enjoy, benefit from, or just want to contribute to as a form of support. Some of my other subscriptions include National Geographic, Netflix, Hulu Plus, PlayStation Plus, Crunchyroll, and Adobe Photography through Creative Cloud.
My questions are: How do you feel about paid subscriptions? What are you subscribed to?
Of course, if you don’t want to talk about about this, then feel free to talk amongst yourselves!