I ThinkGeek, Therefore I Am [Not] aka SourceForge Remains Shareholder Value Challenged
Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason Sequel Published By SourceForge on May 12th
It is called Critique of Pure UnReason by I. Kan't...On May 12th SourceForge issued a press release entitled
"For Spring 2009 Graduations and Father's Day, ThinkGeek's Got The Right Techie Gifts For Both Dads and Grads!"
"...Of the many products available, a long-awaited favorite is back, providing a chance for Dads and Grads to bond like never before. Sort of the modern equivalent of playing catch, only much better and with lots of sound effects, the beloved Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers ($99.99) are now available! They come in six different authentic saber styles..."
For the same amount of money, SourceForge [could] have [also] and not necessarily in lieu of, highlighted their Star Trek Delta Shield T-Shirt , contemporaneous with the fact that the Star Trek Movie which was released on May 8th and on May 10th (two days before ThinkGeek's Release) came in at #1 in Box Office Revenues ... and then there's ThinkGeek's iPhone accessories given iPhone's unprecedented historical feat and market share/installed base (as in sales of accessories)...I could go on. Shame on Caroline Offutt and Scott Kauffman.
This is very sad and does not bode well for SourceForge's shareholders. This is unfortunately superior evidence [as in consistent patterns] that Scott Kauffman simply does not understand shareholder value maximization, in general, nor what ThinkGeek represents, in particular. Not to mention, what are the priceless and irreversible lost opportunity costs ?
Again, tap Best Buy and exponentially ramp up ThinkGeek's revenues/market share within 12-18 months and then spin it out to Best Buy et al in a bidding war, just as the SourceForge.net/Slashdot/Linux.com Open Source ecosystem should be poised for a bidding war with IBM, et al...
Scott Kauffman, Annoyatron 3.0. or I ThinkGeek , Therefore I Am [Not]?