Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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I wonder...
by Ari Torhamo on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 23:58 UTC

...why people so often tend to exaggerate their comments? When you exaggerate, you risk your comment not to be taken seriously. Many times exaggerations are recieved as lies - and aren't they that many times? (some times of course they are just meant to be funny)

...why is the word "choice" starting to sound almost like a mantra here, which, if repeated all the time, will make one happy forever. (now I'm exaggerating, but because I confess it myself, it's not so bad :-).

...shouldn't this standards versus choice thing be considered case by case? There is always a price to standards - that's easy to understand. But you need a wider perspective to weigh that price. Who loses what? Who gains what? What doors does it close in the future? What doors does it open in the future? Benefits of a standard may be far reaching of their nature and it may take time for them to materialize. It seems to me that not so many people understand this. The (seemingly) simple consept of choice is much easier to talk about.