Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Typewriter user triggers market sell-off?

I don't know what to make of this, but yesterday, while the DOW Jones average was falling a frightening 416 points, a record number of visitors, 81 to be exact, visited this site.

Does this make The Red Electric some kind of counter-cyclic economic indicator?

Perhaps my post about Christina Wall, the 32-year-old graduate student who is dabbling with a 1949 lifestyle, tipped some kind of computer-tracking meter, which spooked the market.

But in China too?

Well, maybe. Let's face it, if educated 30-somethings start turning to Hi-Fi's and typewriters, the consumer durables market has a problem.

On the other hand, eBay and other on-line auctions of vintage appliances may be solid investment bets.

Remember, you read it here first.

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