Time is Money


Short histories

Amazon sent me some book recommendations, including A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson and A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by the same author. The second book costs five dollars more. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Maybe condensing a short history into a really short history saves me some time and I have to pay more for that. Time is money . . . in this case, five dollars.

  1 comment for “Time is Money

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    14 Aug 2015 at 3:05 am

    Unlike more conventional retailers, online merchants do not necessarily discount buying in quantity.

    For example, last fall I was looking to purchase individually sealed Germ-X wipes packets. On amazon.com, I could buy four boxes of 100 cheaper than I could by one box of 400.

    I have been informed that my experience was not unique.

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