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Yes you're right, however this is not often possible, I have seen tons of cases where people weren't allowed to do so for security reasons (and thinking about the fact the company had lousy non-patched Windows 98 machines while this guy had a brand new Macbook Pro made me kinda laugh).

If you think about it, all of the equipment people use in organizations doesn't belong to them. An interesting trend is people bringing in their smart phones and sometimes even personal laptops to work because they want to use different operating systems and have more access.

There are situations in which owning doesn't make much sense.
In my business, we lease computers (I am not sure the exact term in english, but since you're italian: "noleggio operativo") 'cause it's just economically much more meaningful than just buying them, especially from a tax-paying standpoint. Of course the worst obstacle is getting past the thought of "not owning your stuff", it's some weird feeling but it doesn't last long.
In your examples list I'll add Spotify too, actually the idea of not owning my music isn't really much of a problem if I can have access to it whenever I want to. Of course, accessing content on the go is still a problem for streaming services, at least in Italy, but we'll get there hopefully.

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