Re: Flimdoodles Was 1929 deja vu

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 14:53:51 MDT

John Clark wrote:

> Now that flimdoodles cost less, last longer, and work better than ever before I no longer
> need to spend as much money on them as I did and can afford to buy something that I've
> always wanted, a really nice widget. I'm not the only one who now has a little extra money
> and who thinks a day without a widget is like a day without sunshine, so production of
> widgets is increased and more people need to be hired by International Widget Corporation,
> MicroWidget and

Sure, but flimdoodle manufacturing skills have nothing to do with widget manufacturing skills.
Every person needs to go through a 2-4 year training program in order to re-utilize these
people in the widget industry. Meanwhile demand for widgets is way up and supply can't meet
the demand. College student Ernest J. Crumpwad invents the superwidget that can be made in
half the time of a standard widget, and now all those people retraining to make widgets not
only can't find a job, they are $40,000 further in debt with more useless skills.

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