the liturgical Edsel
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 06, 2007
Suppose you're a car dealer. And suppose you hear that your competitor down the street is planning to re-introduce the Edsel. How do you respond?
You could say:
It doesn't matter. Nobody liked the Edsel in the 1950s, and nobody will like it now. If he wants to waste his own time, that's his problem; it won't affect you at all.
OR you could say:
This is terrible. This will disrupt the industry. You can't turn back the clock. What a disaster! Somebody must stop him!
You could say the one thing, or you could say the other. But not both. Agreed?
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