It’s a slightly disingenuous argument, like the economist who refuses to pick a $100 bill off the ground because “in an efficient market, $100 bills won’t lay around on the ground,” but here goes:
If it were possible to build a 100 inch TV from $100 of stock parts and a COTS television, they would already be prepackaged with a slight markup on the shelves at Wal-Mart. If someone tells you that you can have something that costs $3,000 mass-produced retail for anything less than half-price, you should do some serious soul-searching and ponder the wisdom of P.T. Barnum. Then ponder the wisdom of “Weird” Al Yankovic:
- The picture’s crystal clear and everything is magnified
Robert DeNiro’s mole has got to be ten feet wide
Everybody in the town
Can hear those 90,000 watts of Dolby sound
And I’m mighty proud to say
Now I can watch “The Simpsons” from thirty blocks away!
It’s Frank’s 2000 inch TV…
Do you really want to see that?