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Knockoffs and Other Bits

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See, I told you I couldn’t stay away for long. Here are some interesting links I came across today:

* The Flickr tag: knockoff. First of all, Flickr is a photograph sharing site where items are “tagged” with a category. The “knockoff” category is a repository for photographs of generic consumer products that are designed to look like their brand-name counterparts.
* Dan Bricklin, the guy who invented the electronic spreadsheet (think: Microsoft Excel), produces podcasts now (among other things). Here is his recording setup.
* Here’s an interesting search concept: Yahoo Mindset. Search the web using terms as usual, then pull the slider from one direction (shopping) to another (researching). It’s search based on intent.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published May 27, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Darren R. Sussman

It’s funny to me that you have a link to the “knockoff” thing at Flickr, and then a link to the guy’s recording setup which uses a Behringer mixer, a company that is very well known for taking other people’s products and putting their name on it.