June 20, 2019

My thoughts on the “five varieties” question

Sent by Jonathan Stark on June 21st, 2019

Folks are still sending in their ideas on how to tackle the five varieties thought experiment that Marcus B sent in the other day.

As promised, today I’m going to share my thoughts on the subject from when I first read the premise.

Remember, this was a very abstract situation so there are really no right or wrong answers… this is just the first three things that occurred to me:

If you go back and look at yesterday’s email, you’ll see that some people had similar suggestions. There were also a few suggestions that hadn’t occurred to me but seemed reasonable. Well done, gang!

Most interestingly, there were a number of comments mixed in amongst your replies that raised questions of fairness, honesty, ethics, morality, exclusivity, luxury, and status.

For example:

Juicy! Stay tuned for more on this tomorrow...