[OT] Mac App Store

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Tue Oct 26 00:16:55 EDT 2010


This famous study on the impact WalMart has had on small town businesses
certainly debunks your notion both can thrive-- your comments regarding 30%
and other non sequiturs notwithstanding. You may wish to '*take the time to
examine*' it.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.econ.iastate.edu/faculty/stone/1995_IA_WM_study.pdf

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> This analogy would hold true, if WalMart charged 30% of the profit margin
> of everything sold in it's store, required a registration process before you
> could even sell anything through them, but had such awesome security that
> all but eliminated shoplifting and employee theft. In an environment such as
> that, it would not at all be inconceivable that other business models could
> thrive.
>
> You know, people really play fast and loose with analogies these days,
> because they can say, "Well it's like..." and few people will take the time
> to examine the argument critically to see if indeed the analogy holds up.
> This especially is true when people want the argument supposedly supported
> by the analogy to be valid.
>
> my 2¢, Bob



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