David Gerard educates the enforcers:
Record companies complain the Internet will destroy music. Musicians complain that they can’t make a living any more. The unsympathetic public, feeling the squeeze themselves, tell them to get a proper job.
The problem isn’t piracy — it’s competition.
There is too much music and too many musicians, and the amateurs are often good enough for the public
I saw this visualisation of the fastest hot-dog eater Joey Chestnut on Tableau’s Viz of the Day – he downed 69 hot-dogs in 10 minutes. The video made me want to throw up – even though ESPN packages it up as “Sport Science”!
Seth Godin iterates something that a lot of folks have said / or are saying about competition in business.
I had a sense of deja-vu this evening.
Very rarely do I make myself comfortable on the couch AND turn on the television.
I did today, & the “news” was on.
A report about how the manufacturing industries in Australia cannot compete with the rest of the world.
The usual suspect, China.
The unusual suspect? India.
What I heard from one of the owners caused me the sense of deja-vu.
“There’s no way we can compete with manufacturing over there. They have the best technology, it keeps their costs down & their quality up. Their government gives the manufacturers subsidies for getting export orders”.
Words I had heard so often growing up in India about the “developed” world.
Seems that the “developed” world has no more room to “develop”. Ironic.