The diamond-water paradox (or, the paradox of value) challenges how something essential to survival like water is much, much cheaper than something decorative, like diamonds.
This thought is rooted in the economic theory of value, specifically value in use: something that's more useful overall should therefore command a higher price than something that's less so.
Posted by Uroš M. on 6/24/2013 11:31:00 AM
I realized that I completely forgot to tell an amusing chunk of the Fića's arrival story! Let's hit the rewind button and return to December 2010, when the Fića's ship had just docked...
However, no progress could be made before customs did an inspection of my car and its container. This being the government, the moment they decide to do the inspection is as predictable as a coked-up squirrel...
Posted by Uroš M. on 6/12/2013 01:01:00 PM
Well, not exactly. The part above is brand-new, but the ensuing story is the ghost of
It seemed too optimistic to expect that the existing column stalk assembly could be repaired. The sixth time is most definitely not a charm...
At this point, it's also impossible to continue the repairs without a working assembly.
Naturally, I went online to the usual place and ordered a new one that's compatible with my generation of Fića. It was in my hands a week later, as promised. So far, so good, then? Nothing like what's befallen my Fića and I time and time again?
Well, that's what I thought – until I opened the box.
Posted by Uroš M. on 6/03/2013 07:47:00 PM