quinta-feira, setembro 04, 2014

Quintas-feiras e quando não há independência e liberdade (parte III)

Parte I e parte II.

Mas nem tudo está perdido, sintomas que dão esperança através de Mongo:
"In the popular resort town of Cannes, Fromagerie Céneri is one of only two cheesemongers left. The owner, Hervé Céneri, stocks 98% raw milk cheese. “Here in Cannes, I have spotted a trend back towards proper cheese. I believe there is a growing recognition that our heritage is in grave danger and people are now coming back. Our great tradition, despite a concerted attempt to destroy it, is still out there. When people like Sébastien Paire, with his 100 sheep in the hills above Nice, continue to make fabulous cheese, there is always hope.”"
A tecnologia, desde que os Quintas-feiras, objectivamente ao serviço dos lobbyes, não interfiram, pode salvar a tradição. Ver "How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods":
"Some old technologies, after being rendered obsolete by better and cheaper alternatives (indeed even after whole industries based on them have been decimated), manage to “re-emerge” to the point that they sustain healthy businesses.
Consider the re-emergence of artisanal goods.  No doubt you are aware of the explosion of the market – some call it a movement – in handcrafted products.
Who are these makers if not the revivers of dying or, in some cases, long extinct technologies? Yet it’s thanks to new digital tools such as Etsy, an Internet marketplace selling hand-made goods from around the world; and Kickstarter, the “crowdfunding” site that mediates donation-based funding for a range of products and services, that these artisans can now find and serve their tiny, global markets of customers.  These are segments that would have been impossible for individual artisans to organize in a cost-effective way before the rise of the Internet and electronic communication tools that cut out expensive middlemen and asset-heavy enterprises.
The point is not that most consumers will ever care enough to choose soap that is made with goat’s milk, or lard, or without any animal product. On the contrary, the point is that it isn’t necessary for most consumers to do so. With handmade soap selling for $4-6 a bar, while mass-produced soap retails for about $1, sellers can do fine with small, loyal customer bases."

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