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Monday, April 24, 2006
Pokemonetization
Just read Tom Coates' latest blog post where he describes how he and a colleague (Simon Willison) came to coin the term "pokemonetisation." According to the whiteboard drawing in his post, it is defined this way: "To make money appealling to the stupid human instinct to collect dumb things."

Of course, one reader quickly pointed out that eBay has been on to this idea for years: "You've just summarized eBay's core revenue stream in one word."

Now, I just need to start working this term into meetings...

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