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Old 07-27-2012, 12:08 AM   #61
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Our best friend called capitalism will ensure you have more choices than you want.
That was pre-Apple capitalism. We are back to Henry Ford in slightly modified form. "You can have anything you want, as long as it is exactly the one model we are offering".
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You can have any banana you want, as long as it is yellow.


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Old 07-27-2012, 02:18 AM   #63
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I am not trying to be the party pooper here, but you know, of course, that some banana varieties are not yellow? And you can still eat yellow bananas (most of the time) after they have turned black.

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I am not trying to be the party pooper here, but you know, of course, that some banana varieties are not yellow? And you can still eat yellow bananas (most of the time) after they have turned black.
I am certainly not a banana expert and usually only buy bananas that are still somewhat green and are turning yellow after treatment (sometimes with nitrous oxide in the store or by enclosure in paper bags in the home) but when you speak of "black" bananas, my imagination quickly conjures up the Grinch

Anyway, I am sure you speak of another variety not well known in the US.

We may need the monkey banana aficionado to weigh in and enlighten us slow witted children of the forest floor.
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HP, for example, makes 46 different laptops with 7 different screen sizes.
no profits in that. race to the bottem

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Anyway, I am sure you speak of another variety not well known in the US.
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Ease of transport and shelf life rather than superior taste make the Dwarf Cavendish the main export banana.
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Out of curiousity, what file format are the Magazines in? I wondering if they are epub or PDF based.
I hadn't looked, but I went into ES File Explorer this morning to investigate and the filenames are too long to see what extension they might have, URK!

However, I'd have to say NOT epub based, perhaps PDF, but I'm not real sure about that either! The magazine appears made up of many individual file "pages", which I took a guess at, and using "open as", picked images and could view them.

I may later hook the Note up to the computer and see if I can find any kind of extension for the files, just don't have time right now.
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We are back to Henry Ford in slightly modified form. "You can have anything you want, as long as it is exactly the one model we are offering".

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"I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."


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The Model T was a great commercial success, and by the time Henry made his 10 millionth car, 50 percent of all cars in the world were Fords.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #69
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My point exactly, Henry Ford's business model worked great at the time. In the end, however, market forces made them introduce more variety.
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My point exactly, Henry Ford's business model worked great at the time. In the end, however, market forces made them introduce more variety.
Yes, "at the time" == "the beginning only", then people want more.
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In the end, however, market forces made them introduce more variety.
None of those pc makers getting much profit from making many optionsw
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None of those pc makers getting much profit from making many optionsw
Oh yes, manufacturers would all love to use the "This is Model T, it is all we have, take it or leave it" approach. Ford was pulling it off, and Apple is pulling it off right now (which is why they are raking in so much money). As long as it works it is great. You buy parts in large quantities, manufacturing and assembly are much more efficient, and stock keeping of items and spare parts are greatly simplified. Sales and service training is a cinch, too. It is every seller's dream.

But we are customers, and such a system is a pain for customers whose needs are not being met. One size, one type just doesn't fit all.
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But we are customers, and such a system is a pain for customers whose needs are not being met.

not yet discovered how to make money in such a system. consumers want CHEAP. CHEAP leads companies out of business.

consumers not understand this. All they want is the CHEAP thing.
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not yet discovered how to make money in such a system. consumers want CHEAP. CHEAP leads companies out of business.

consumers not understand this. All they want is the CHEAP thing.
In this economy, yes.
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