Re: virus: epistemology of email

Traumatic Dog (
Fri, 21 May 1999 20:04:01 +0300 (EEST)

On Mon, 17 May 1999, Rhonda Chapman wrote:

> >>One creates demand by providing quality.
> It would be a wonderful world if this were true. However, if it is, how do
> you explain pet rocks, talking christmas trees, and beanie babies?

And Microsoft Windows. That's one crappy piece of software, and still, all the marketing praises it and it is always shown in positive light.

The PERCEPTION is different from reality, none the less the perceived quality/popularity/etc of the product create the demand.

It is perception that matters. Not reality when marketing things. Same thing with news articles. Shocking shit that gets more sales is best, be it true or false. If false, you can write twice about it.