April 23, 2005


An addendum to Randy’s observation below. This triggered a memory of something our buddy Crock once wrote. He said:

There are three positions you can take on inevitability.

  1. Passive ignorance.
  2. Futile resistence.
  3. Exploitation.

Sony is moving from Position 1 to Position 2. eBay is in Position 3.

He was talking about Sony’s announcement that they were going to ban the sale of characters from their online games. This was in April, 2000.

But, as Randy said, just because they’ve decided to embrace reality doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily embrace it successfully.

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