Friday, December 29, 2006

Somehere deep in the corporate mind... the idea that you can make it difficult for people to do what they're supposed to and still reasonably expect them to do it.

You can ignore human nature if you want to, but it's not going to get you anywhere.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I guess the only thing cheesier than a fake Rolex... a real Rolex. A case can be made for something being the absolute best of its kind, but this is just something that's better than it has any real reason to be.

Maybe Rolexes and stretch Hummers and other ostentatious crap can be seen as a reaction against the overwhelming impulse of capitalism to make things cheaper and cheaper with only a vague regard for quality or function. But it's really just good old-fashioned elitism. The way things are going, a privileged few will have Kobe beef and milk-fed sturgeon hand-delivered to their homes 3 times a day while everybody else struggles to get a cheeseburger off the value menu.

I have nothing against capitalism, but I would like it better if I were richer.