[FoRK] US defence budget will equal ROW combined "within 12 months"

rst at ai.mit.edu rst at ai.mit.edu
Thu May 5 09:19:00 PDT 2005


Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) writes:
 > How does eBay really contribute to the furtherance of mankind?  

For one thing, it allows third-world shops to sell their wares
directly to first-world customers, bypassing a vast chain of
predatory middlemen while taking a much smaller cut.  See,
for details, here:

  http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/005740.html

with follow-up here:

  http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/006232.html

(I've seen Teresa at an SF convention wearing clothes she bought
through deals like this, and they do look great).

Will this Save the Planet?  No.  Certainly not by itself.
But it's certainly an example of some good they've done in
the world...

rst


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