Subject: Re: FW: 'Fashion Victims' from The New Republic
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen@xemacs.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 01:05:56 +0900

>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Maeda <chrismaeda@comcast.net> writes:

    Chris> Interesting article: extremely fast product cycle times in
    Chris> fashion business reduce need for intellectual property
    Chris> protection.

Huh?  The article spells it right out: it's the fashion leader/
wannabe _preference cycle_ that drives that market, not the design
churning per se.  The point is that the leading _consumers_ run away
from the copycats.  The analogy to software would be if clients
demanded frequent upgrades in any form---as long as it wasn't
compatible with the system being upgraded.


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