Mark Smiles

Mark Smiles

Joined on Oct 1, 2011

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Suppose a guy went to an hardware store to purchase a tool, say a hammer. The clerk would then run a credit check to see how much he could afford and quiz him about his intended use of the hammer including if he was going to make any money using the hammer. Then the clerk could then decide on what would be a fair price to charge for the hammer.

Suppose a gal had a sore throat and went to the drugstore to get some cough drops. The clerk would then check how much she could afford to pay, and determine how important her voice was to her earning a living. The clerk could then determine what he could then charge the gal.

In both of these examples the selling price of the product was not based upon the cost of production, but rather the intended use of the product.

I can hear the hammer manufacturer saying he used my hammer to build a million dollar house, of course I deserve a cut of the action, for I made him a tool. Likewise for the gate at the gal's concert ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
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Mark Smiles: If you are going to publish a paper with out pictures, you should write enough words to give your customers some editorial content where the pictures would have been.

This protest was incredibly lame.

Say a hotel was interested protesting the low wages they paid their staff so they decided to not provide all the services they charged their customers for, as a result they would not stock their rooms with clean towels.

This newspaper did not reduce it's price while selling less content.

Chris

Tiny thumbnails are less content.

Unless you really believe 2 + 2 = 5.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:53 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
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snegron2: I applaud this publication for taking a stance on the importance of photography. I am disappointed and sickened by the 20 somethings and 30 somethings today who are only capable of acknowledging low quality "selfies" shot with their toy camera phones as actual "photography". What a sad,sad art-less generation of techno addicts.

Punishing your customers, by offering them less value for their money, is called "taking a stand"?

I'm sure this will really bring more customers to their door step.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 23:38 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mark Smiles: If you are going to publish a paper with out pictures, you should write enough words to give your customers some editorial content where the pictures would have been.

This protest was incredibly lame.

Say a hotel was interested protesting the low wages they paid their staff so they decided to not provide all the services they charged their customers for, as a result they would not stock their rooms with clean towels.

This newspaper did not reduce it's price while selling less content.

Hey IZO100

Are you a "low information voter"?

Instead of resorting to insults, how about answering a simple question?

Did they lower the price of the product they were selling?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 23:31 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)

If you are going to publish a paper with out pictures, you should write enough words to give your customers some editorial content where the pictures would have been.

This protest was incredibly lame.

Say a hotel was interested protesting the low wages they paid their staff so they decided to not provide all the services they charged their customers for, as a result they would not stock their rooms with clean towels.

This newspaper did not reduce it's price while selling less content.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 22:42 UTC as 60th comment | 8 replies
On Samsung US announces rugged and waterproof SD cards article (49 comments in total)

It looks like the card on the left has a built in flashlight.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 17:44 UTC as 13th comment

From Polaroid eh?

I cant wait to see what Packard Bell comes up with.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 18:44 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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