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Snipped Tails and and Bottlenecks

Chris Anderson has an interesting post, A Billion Dollar Question, about the impact of distribution bottlenecks on satisfying the latent demand in markets with a Long Tail shape. To tie this to Frank’s recent post, one might ponder how snipped tails affect preferences over time?

Quick update: just after posting, I realized that “snipped tails” may not make much sense. Basically, I was alluding to the idea that bottlenecks cut short distribution to the end of the tail – hence the use of “snip.”