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The point of all this is that, ironically, the government really was the fun part, even though it had no tangible purpose, and once that was eliminated, there wasn’t much else to do. In the end, they really were playing NomicGame at a crowded diner in New Jersey

(From http://meatballwiki.org/wiki/LambdaMOO)

No fim, só discutir tem uma certa diversão, mesmo que seja discutir por nada. É porque em certa medida, tudo gira em torno de pertencer e excluir. É que eu não acabo na minha pele, uma parte definitiva do meu eu existe apenas no rizoma de todas as pessoas que eu conheço, então a política é também uma forma de homeostase. Mas reuniões não servem pra decidir nada, quem decide são pessoas, reuniões servem apenas para reproduzir grupos, é como a sexualidade dos grupos, nelas se implanta a ideologia do grupo sobre cada indivíduo — e em alguns casos isso quer dizer upgrade de pessoas, mas nem sempre, e essa é a grande real razão de que depois de alguns anos todo mundo tem essa crise de que “Mas essa discussão já aconteceu 5 anos atrás {cara de pânico}”

[transfering zee tumbler]

To go straight to the White Elephant: Google is not an advertising company. Yes, GOOG takes all of it’s money from something called AdWords, but that has as much in common with what is called an «Advertising Agency» as Apples and Lemons. This is to say, GOOG does NOT have 2 main products, search and ads, GOOG has just one product and it is search. The genius of the thing is that is converted the advertising problem into a subdomain of the search problem.

In the same vein, FaceBook as an advertising agency is doomed. But does it care? Does anyone care? Read More »

It is taken as a fact that homosexual intercourse is non-reproductive. Gays and lesbians just do not make babies. It makes sense. But… There just might be some more depth to that fact. Let me suggest a simple different take, and then a much less simple exploration of the underlying assumptions. Read More »

The process of marketing penalizes naivete. In other words, wishful thinking does not work well when your actions are subject to the kind of multi-lateral vote-with-your-wallet judgement present in a bazaar-like environment.

For example making something that is neighbourhood-friendly and expecting everyone to buy just because of that, even though it is expensive. Or Ford refusing to fancy-painting his cars because colour is not important. But this is extremely different from most of the moral fables about The Will of the Market®, which tend to equate business dynamics with a special kind of complete automatic fairness and dependability. Read More »

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