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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
A black lion: real or fake?
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Virtual Trader
Wired News has an article about a guy, Julian Dibbell, who almost succeeded in making a living from trading in imaginary goods, namely virtual items from the game Ultima Online. Of course, it doesn't seem that extraordinary to me that someone could earn a good living from trading imaginary things. After all, isn't there a trillion dollar industry devoted to just this... i.e. the financial derivatives market? I mean, options and other financial instruments may have real value to people, but they're no more real, in a material sense, than the items from Ultima Online are.
Categories: Business/Finance, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Sun Apr 18, 2004
Comments (1)
Selling imaginary goods, huh? Well, religious organizations (churches, synagogues, mosques, etc) have shown us that this is a solid business model with great long-term potential.
Posted by Sheldon  in  San Ramon, CA  on  Sun Apr 25, 2004  at  07:20 PM
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