2 thoughts on “Blast From Overhyped Christmas Presents Past: Furbies

  1. Furbies are great…and we can thank a law prof (James Boyle) for being the first to use Furby as a verb, and for proposing this business model:

    “Another possibility, called versioning, is to produce goods with different qualities or features: a bare bones “pauper’s Furby” perhaps, with a mutilated ear and a cough, a more luxurious Furby of the bourgeoisie, its pelt rich but modest, and a tycoon Furby with a
    larger vocabulary and a mink coat.”

    in
    http://www.law.duke.edu/boylesite/cruel.pdf

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