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Monday, February 27, 2006

Long Tail Wags the Dog

Dan Bricklin (father of VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet) has an excellent analysis of the long tail and which products will survive and why.
Check it out!
In areas where results are often customized to people or situations and that can't be addressed directly in advance, such as when there is a high value to most users of at least some user-generated material, "open" general purpose systems that address all these niches will dominate.
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Blogger Jon Husband said ... (10:18 AM) : 

I wonder if you could unpack that a bit for your readers .. or at least me. I've reread it twice, think maybe I understand it but not quite sure.

In my defense .. it is quite early here (west coast) and I haven't had a coffee yet ;-)


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