Shoestring Theory

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Moran’s Principle of Infinite Methods

February 10th, 2008 1 Comment

From Daniel Keys Moran’s blog: There’s more than one right way to perform most tasks … but there are an infinite number of ways to perform a task incorrectly. Customer image from DKM is a programmer and science fiction author. While Moran was talking about programming and writing in this post, the principle certainly […]

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alt.def: Shoestring Theory

February 10th, 2008 No Comments

Alt.def will provide alternative definitions to phrases previously defined by Shoestring Theory. The Shoestring Theory: the theory that most businesses and projects can be launched on a shoestring budget and still succeed. Usually used with the definite article “the”. Contrast with “shoestring theory” as used with the indefinite article “a”. The shoestring theory has guided […]

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Definition: The magic supplier

February 1st, 2008 No Comments

A mysterious supplier who can beat my prices on every item I carry, but is always out of stock. A routine email for me to receive: “Hi, I usually buy this product at five percent of what you are selling it for, but my supplier is currently out of stock (shocking! –ed). Would you be […]

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A shoestring theory is…

January 31st, 2008 2 Comments

an idea that you suspect is true based on personal experience or anecdotal evidence, but for which little or no evidence exists to prove its validity. A primary function of the internet is to facilitate the development and growth of shoestring theories.

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