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May 09, 2007

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Adam

I think it can also be blamed on inflexibility of pricing. After all, why should every movie be the same price? Why should I pay the same amount to see Spiderman 3, a box office hit, that I do to see Aqua Teen Hunger Force?

Seems to me that the theaters could attract more customers if they didn't just charge a flat rate across the board.

sean

Thanks that was great post. and Adam, i agree on ur comment about visiting theatres.

Nils Wiberg

On a related topic: do you consider the 80/20-rule to applicable to reasearch and developement. I.e. 20 percent of a companies' reseach and developement investments generates 80 percent of the returns?

Hustler Magazine

Hawk notes another glitch in the matrix as we move from the broadcast to the on-demand era. The results of reality TV shows are considered "news" and show up in the headlines of the major portals (so too for sports scores). But many who watch via a DVR haven't seen it yet and it ruins the surprise. "I decided that the only way to prevent Yahoo! from spoiling sports and other shows was to never go to their homepage -- hence, no more Yahoo! search for me."

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In 1988, a British mountain climber named Joe Simpson wrote a book called Touching the Void, a harrowing account of near death in the Peruvian Andes. It got good reviews but, only a modest success, it was soon forgotten. Then, a decade later, a strange thing happened. Jon Krakauer wrote Into Thin Air, another book about a mountain-climbing tragedy, which became a publishing sensation. Suddenly Touching the Void started to sell again.

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kabin

thanks...
Kabin
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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

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