LineageOS on Xperia Z5 Compact
If one assumes the tendency of the rate of profit to fall (see TRPF), the rise of software as a service (SaaS) can be interpreted in terms of TRPF. The main IT players try to keep their profit margins from falling by switching to a more profitable niche - such as services - as their core businesses are saturating - not giving astonishing growth figures any more. When you cannot sell more and more computers, phones, office products, ad space, and so on, you need to expand to new markets to stay profitable and all directions nowadays lead to services. Sell services! All you need to do is to force the existing users of your platforms to rely more and more on your services: the more users of your services you gather, the happier your stockholders are, and consequently, the higher the executive compensation you get.