Comments: The Tail, Instead of the Top: Micro-Interests Distributed

Think of it this way: Imagine someone saying

"The power of large, world-spanning, corporations is not where the real power lies - though those megacorporations have thousands, tens of thousands of employees, and can buy and sell Senators, the REAL POWER is in small businesses, because overall, if you take the huge mass of small businesses, far more people are collectively employed in one or two or ten-person firms".

Well, in way, there's meaning in that, as if you can come up with a product that's used widely in small businesses, that may be more fruitful than trying to sell to a handful of big businesses (e.g. microcomputers vs. mainframes)

In another way, it's just being wooly-headed.

It depends on what you want to do.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at October 7, 2004 01:15 AM