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I love Lapham’s way with this kind of diligence

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Conspicuous Only in Its Absence
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Conspicuous stuff with price comparison’s across this flat world!

A small sample from http://laphamsquarterly.org/visual/charts-graphs/?page=82

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/09/25 at 00:24

If there was any doubt a recent Vanity Fair/CBS survey answers definitely

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A protest in Utah against Wal-Mart
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By an absolute 48% majority (next was 15%) surveyed Americans answered that Wal-Mart “is the company that best symbolizes the US”.

What can I say? I patronize Wal-Mart, whether in Canada or China, for underwear shorts and not much else. Does that mean that underwear symbolizes something tangible for me?

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/09/28 at 07:55

About Chinese knock-offs and so called IP wars

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Ray-Ban
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(This is a post from a few weeks ago in my spaces.live.com blog)

This morning I offered to buy some Ray Ban China knock-off sunglasses for my wife. She told me that she had lost a pair of $375 CAD glasses in Vancouver. I have a pair of “real” Ray Ban glasses and a pair of knock-offs. See below if you can tell which are the real ones and which the knock-off:

The price difference is alarming. My wife paid 60X more for the “real” Ray Bans in Richmond BC. I paid about $5 CAD in  Dalian for the knockoffs. Can you tell from the photos which is which? Do you think that one pair, the second, is worth 60 times the other?

If you do you are a lunatic and deserve to be robbed by global corporations and their brand pricing schemes! The bitter irony is that probably both pair were made in China or other low cost manufacturing source.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/06/09 at 10:07

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Edgy poetry from the Geek Culture

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Publisher Benedik...

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From Time Mag:

Behold, gentle reader, this odd-rhyming storium
Of bookselling‘s classiest sassiest emporium

It is titled Ode to Taschen (books). In case you are wondering what Taschen is about, here’s the link!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/12/03 at 03:31