The Long Tail, and Alcohol Poisoning

Barron’s writer Eric Savitz comments in this week’s issue on PC Forum and how the “long tail” has become a (dangerous) cliche :

Pin the Long Tail on the Donkey: About once every three or four minutes, a presenter would refer to “the Long Tail,” a concept which came to prominence in a Wired Magazine article last year that discussed how broadband would give new life to stuff that otherwise would be hard for most people to access, stuff like niche Websites and old video content. … At one presentation, several attendees were murmuring about a new drinking game: down a shot whenever someone utters the phrase “the long tail.” Had I played, I’d be dead from acute alcohol poisoning.

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