Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Wed Jun 4 17:21:40 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 06:08:47AM -0700, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> Dorn Hetzel wrote:
> >There is a really huge difference in the ease with which payment from a
> >credit card can be reversed if fraudulent, and the amount of effort
> >necessary to reverse a wire transfer. I won't go so far as to say that
> >reversing a wire transfer is impossible, but I would claim it's many orders
> >of magnitude harder than the credit card reversal.
> To paraphrase one of my colleagues from the user interaction world:
> 	"The key to offering a compelling service is minimising
> 	transaction hassles."
> I encourage all my competitors to implement inconvenient hard to use 
> payment methods....

I do too.

If all of your competitors uniformly make it just enough harder for Bad
Actors to rent servers from which to Act Bad, then we'll *know* where
it's coming from, and what to do about it -- and why (you wanted to
make more money).

See also "Tragedy Of The Commons".

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