Formulating backlashes

I just found out about the Osborne effect where a company’s product fails because they announce a superior product scheduled to launch in the future. Customers either avoid placing an order for the current version of a product, or even withdraw orders, intending to get the next version resulting in the company taking on losses or—as in the case of the titular Osborne Computer Corporation—shutting down.

This reminds me of the Streisand effect where an attempt to avoid publicity instead increases it. It is named after Barbra Streisand, who once sued someone for publishing a photograph of her house because she did not want it made public, resulting in her court case drawing more eyes to the photograph than the original publishing of the photograph had ever drawn.

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