Scarcity as an API

Brief: In some instances, scarcity produces status. The “drop” is one mechanism to create scarcity that has had a profound cultural effect in apparel and beyond. Going forward, we may see such practices used by software companies, potentially opening the door for “programmatic scarcity.” For a time, my MTA Subway card gave me joy.

Link: Scarcity as an API
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