"You can't have everything.
Where would you put it?" —Steven
Writing in Newsweek, 6/17/2002 p. 52, Jerry Adler
describes in his article on the The eBay Way of Life the result
of an eBay auction:
"By definition, though, we both would have gotten something
we wanted, increasing by some tiny increment the sum total of happiness
in the world—mine, his and that of Pierre Omidyar, the young engineer who
founded eBay in his apartment in 1995 on the premise that the Internet
is the perfect device for the second most important form of human convergence,
the meeting of buyers and sellers."
"After a time you may
find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. It is not
logical but it is often true." —Mr.
Spock, Star Trek, 1960's episode
But collecting too much stuff
is nothing new,
" Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust
break in and steal.
... " —Matt. 6:19