Re: Shoppers in your Palm

Tom Whore (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 10:53:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, David G. Durand wrote:

--]This is the weakness of economics. The "economy" is good only insofar as it
--]serves the purposes of the mass of citizens. If we're happier getting
--]purple widgets, then the world is better when it's more purple, whether or
--]not some gimp makes a penny off of it. In fact, of course, the guys
--]offering unwanted red items will lose sales, even if the purple guys aren't
--]gaining anything but survival.

This is where niche markets have come to the fore. Not having to cowtow to
a "mass" demand, but catering to a niches wants, the producers of red
widgets can see a profitable biz, the customers a happy dupply of thier
deands, and if both parties do the dance right, a segment of the Economy
(big E) that is viable wihout being assimulated into the great good of the
Masses (big M) supply demand constraints.

Used book stores in the realm of the HA (HugeAssed) Book chains..Jazz
recor stores in the realm of HA Music Distro...Apple when seen in the
realm of the HA Borgpc

--]A great many important things aren't money. Obvious, but somehow forgotten
--]in much debate in our society.
--]I realize the trick whereby you can value intagibles by the economic
--]differential between alternatives, but infinities do enter that picture...

The value of something is
and not a penny less.

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