Difference between cheap espresso machines and expensive ones? - Page 2

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#11: Post by Anvan »

boar_d_laze wrote:...Because home espresso making is an aesthetic pursuit, the "law of diminishing returns" does not really apply.
That's a wonderful observation, Rich, and probably deserves its own thread.

I suspect that as theoretical "perfection" is approached, the progressively smaller improvements become all the more precious, and even tiny points of finesse are valued highly. In an economic definition, "diminishing returns" may therefore still hold in absolute terms, but not in the equally economic constructs of scarcity and utility.

We're not linear beings - or maybe we're not linear beings when we choose not to be.

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#12: Post by boar_d_laze »



Drop a nickel in the pot Joe. Takin' it slow. Waiter, waiter, percolator