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Cassette singles. Remember those?
We get used to seeing metaphors and metrics in certain contexts, and we just start taking for granted that they make sense. It’s why I get really animated whenever an e-commerce client cites something Amazon does as proof that a technique works: Amazon can get away with crappy web interfaces because they’re Amazon. No one else has that same power.