Another quote from Joel on Software:
Probably the worst thing you can do is to decide that you have to be an Amazon company, and then act like a Ben and Jerry's company (while in denial all the time). Amazon companies absolutely must substitute cash for time whenever they can. You may think you're smart and frugal by insisting on finding programmers who will work at market rates. But you're not so smart, because that's going to take you six months, not two months, and those 4 months might mean you miss the Christmas shopping season, so now it cost you a year, and probably made your whole business plan unviable. You may think that it's smart to have a Mac version of your software, as well as a Windows version, but if it takes you twice as long to ship while your programmers build a compatibility layer, and you only get 15% more customers, well, you're not going to look so smart, then, are you?

You could apply that to show why people aren't making games for the Mac or Linux (except places like id -- who started as a shareware company! Very Ben & Jerry -- versus EA "Landgrab" Sports (not exactly a landgrab, but you get the picture)). Or why we can't hire enough qualified people where I work in 45 days. Or how my company (as in the co. for which I work, not one I own) is at cross-purposes trying to "Become a 500 million revenue company by year XXXX with an IPO at XXXX+2," and trying to hire people to the "laid-back, comfortable work environment of this coastal town that time forgot..."

But it certainly describes the dotcom bust... when everyone was grabbing land, you had to speculate on who was going to come up with the gold. And the people whose companies were in the landgrab had to convince you to throw them dough like mad so that they could keep grabbing. The market bit the PR, didn't notice that in the end only one company would be left standing (or ignored that it might not be the company they were banking on, quite literally), and boom.

Welp, back to the thought-mill.