6785RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: A new MARCH idea...
- Dec 27, 2007I agree with most of what you said.
You're probably right about bins quickly becoming unsorted, but that applies
to shelves, too. We probably will have to use traditional shelves just
because they can hold more books per square foot than horizontal bins. This
is an issue because we're going to START with far more than 200 books, maybe
more than 1,000 (okay, probably not 1,000, but there are at least a few
hundred already in InfoAge's possession. Rather than sort them strictly by
category and then alphabetically inside each category, I think the easiest
method is to sort them only * generally * by category, and leave it at that.
I agree with you about using simple colored dots to indicate the prices and
a simple lockbox-and-paper method of tracking the sales. (Back in 2000, at
eWeek, I interviewed Scott Cook who founded Intuit. Of his company's new
hosted accounting software, he explained, "It's for people who think General
Ledger was a World War II hero.")
Anyway, it sounds like most people agree with what Fred and I think, which
is that book sales are an easy(-ish) way to make a few dollars for InfoAge
and MARCH, clear some valuable space, and provide a community service.
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