Thursday, June 11, 2009

Who Would Pay $4 for a Corrupted Computer File?

Who would pay $4 for a corrupted computer file? A college student would, that's who. An innovative 20 something former college student has set up a business called, which sells corrupted files that students can submit to their professors by email or online. By the time the professor gets around to checking the paper, trying to open it, and notifying the student to resend, the student has bought an extra day or two to finish the paper, spreadsheet, or Microsoft (MSFT) PowerPoint presentation. This for the nominal cost of $3.95 until June 30. The buyer gets a choice of many types of files including doc, xls, ppt, jpg, etc., guaranteed to be unopenable.

Talk about entrepreneurial innovation.

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