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Algorithmic Rape Jokes in the Library of Babel | Quiet Babylon
"Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel twisted through the logic of SEO and commerce."

"Part of what tips the algorithmic rape joke t-shirts over from very offensive to shockingly offensive is that they are ostensibly physical products. Intuitions are not yet tuned for spambot clothes sellers."

"Amazon isn’t a store, not really. Not in any sense that we can regularly think about stores. It’s a strange pulsing network of potential goods, global supply chains, and alien associative algorithms with the skin of a store stretched over it, so we don’t lose our minds."
algorithms  amazon  culture  internet  borges  timmaly  2013  jamesbridle  apologies  non-apologies  brianeno  generative  crapjects  georginavoss  rape  peteashton  software  taste  poortaste  deniability  secondlife  solidgoldbomb  t-shirts  keepcalmand  spam  objects  objectspam  quinnnorton  masscustomization  rapidprototyping  shapersubcultures  scale  libraryofbabel  thelibraryofbabel  tshirts 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Joseph Pine on what consumers want | Video on TED.com
"Customers want to feel what they buy is authentic, but "Mass Customization" author Joseph Pine says selling authenticity is tough because, well, there's no such thing. He talks about a few experiences that may be artificial but make millions anyway." Shifting from a service economy to an experience economy.
experience  marketing  authenticity  ted  consumerism  innovation  branding  markets  customization  masscustomization  customers 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Distributed Mass Customization: Is Etsy the Next eBay? - ReadWriteWeb
"mass customization has taken longer than predicted [beacause] been looking in wrong place. Re-tooling large companies to do mass customization is too hard, micro-niches are too small, too much fear of cannibalization, resistance to change."
business  craft  etsy  masscustomization  glvo  handmade  customization  gamechanging  micromarkets  longtail 
february 2008 by robertogreco

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