What is marketing?
jack at performancedrivers.com
Tue Sep 9 04:16:00 CEST 2003
On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 03:11:52PM -0400, Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters wrote:
> |> The neutral word that Alex is looking for is 'promotion', which has a
> |> subtle but important difference from the dirty word.
> Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote previously:
> |Nope -- it's "marketing" as defined in textbooks of economics
> Ahh... that begs the question[*].
> [*] Has anyone else noticed how horribly misused this phrase has
Amen! Everyone please read this good explanation and then stop using
Apparently people have noticed becuase googling for
'begs the question definition' turns up a lot of rants.
> IOW, I'm more interested in what Thorstein
> Veblen would say than in what Ludwig von Mises would say :-).
Veblen was an idiot and Mises was rational.
Err, thats not it,
Veblen thought everyone was an idiot and Mises thought everyone
I always get that mixed up.
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