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The Niche Economy
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'Six gallons of ethanol, three of it corn, two of it sugar cane and the rest cellulosic biomass.'
"I would like a tube of lemon yellow, cadmium red, cobalt blue, ivory, black, and zinc white, a sixteen-by-twenty canvas, a couple of brushes, and that book 'Painting in Oils'."
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"Now, suppose some guy comes at you balanced between two blocks."
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"Sure, we can spend all day nitpicking specifics but aren't sweeping generalities so much more satisfying?"
"It's good....but I know these people...they're gonna want specifics!"
"This elephant in the room thing, is it an Indian, Asian or African elephant?"
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'Yes, Mr. Payton, I told everyone to bring a ball to class. But did I really need to go into specific detail?'
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'Under blood type, Mr. James, could you be a little more specific than tired?'
'Under gross income, sir, we need you to be more specific than 'a pretty penny'.'
'We'd like one pizza cut into eleven pieces.'
Job Centre: I can give you an appointment next Tuesday . . . or possibly Wednesday. . .sometime in the morning. . .or maybe afternoon. . .sorry I can't be more specific.'
'No, I'm looking for something specific.'
"No, I'm looking for something specific."