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  •  a stupid phone app from some 'entrepreneur' (1+ / 0-)
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    by chmood on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:42:15 AM PST

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    •  The real genius (0+ / 0-)

      The real genius behind the "I Am Rich" app lay not in having the idea in the first place but in recognizing that a few people would actually buy it instead of merely, like the rest, having a good laugh at the notion of it.

      He exploited a sort of reverse "laughing all the way to the bank" phenomenon to create something where people who bought it were laughing all the way to the checkout button.

      There's a post-modern cynicism to it that reminds me of Agent Krendler happily eating a bit of his own brain that Hannibal Lecter has sautéed and served to him with.

      Ideology is when you have the answers before you know the questions.
      It is what grows into empty spaces where intelligence has died.

      by Alden on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:19:14 PM PST

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