[Foundation-l] new site notice now ready

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Sat Dec 30 16:07:30 UTC 2006

Michael Noda wrote:
> On 12/30/06, The Cunctator <cunctator at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/28/06, daniwo59 at aol.com <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
>>> 7. We are already paying a steep cost. While it doesn't appear in the  audit,
>>> the fact that we do not have advertising is costing us. This is  unrealized
>>> income at a minimum of $60k a day and probably much more. In other  words it is
>>> many millions a year. Yet, the Board and the community have chosen  to avoid
>>> ads so that we can maintain our independence.
>> You have a strange definition of cost. Wikipedia is missing out on
>> tons of money by not being in the porno business. You don't get to
>> write that up as a cost.
> The technical term Danny was alluding to but didn't use was
> [[opportunity cost]].

And opportunity cost is the measurement we should be using. There's no
sense in treating expenditures any differently from unrealized income.

That said, there are other reasons to not have porn ads.

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