Aug. 14th, 2007

omorka: (Literary dragon)
Apparently, there's been a bit of a brouhaha over a bookseller in Australia attempting Mal-Wart-like tactics on its publishers, and one publisher's bold and humorous reply on where, how far, and how hard to stick it. I think the Spouse may find this particularly amusing. Honestly, when people believe in "marketing" to the extreme of forgetting about their product, and the peculiarities that make it something a particular audience wants to spend money on, you know they're practicing capitalism as a religious sect, rather than an actual, like, market.

There's an old hacker's joke in comment #75 that I'd previously forgotten, too. (Edit: and an ideal-vs-applied math koan in #80)
omorka: (Literary dragon)
Apparently, there's been a bit of a brouhaha over a bookseller in Australia attempting Mal-Wart-like tactics on its publishers, and one publisher's bold and humorous reply on where, how far, and how hard to stick it. I think the Spouse may find this particularly amusing. Honestly, when people believe in "marketing" to the extreme of forgetting about their product, and the peculiarities that make it something a particular audience wants to spend money on, you know they're practicing capitalism as a religious sect, rather than an actual, like, market.

There's an old hacker's joke in comment #75 that I'd previously forgotten, too. (Edit: and an ideal-vs-applied math koan in #80)

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