} It doesn't make sense until you look at it logically. You see, in order
} for many people to hear about Toy Matinee, other people must tell them
} about the band. In order for many people to go around telling others
} about the band, they must think the band is good.
} So you see, the trick is to get the largest number of people thinking a
} band is good. Unfortunately, the tastes of consumers form a bell-curve.
} In other words, a few people appreciate really good things, a few
} people prefer worthless things, but most people like mediocre things.
} Success then, depends not on creating the absolute best product, but
} rather in creating a product that most closely matches the tastes of
} the largest number of people. Such a product, by definition, will be
} neither good nor bad, neither dull nor inspiring, neither stupid nor
} clever, and neither useless nor completely useful.
} Successful enterprises like Microsoft, The Gap, Hootie and the
} Blowfish, McDonald's, and every major Hollywood studio know this
} principle well.
} And so does this particular incarnation. Oracularities, here I come!
} You owe the Oracle a Ford Taurus station wagon and a copy of TV Guide.