The Snob Effect
- If network is negative externality, a snob effect exists.
* The snob effect refers to desire to own unique or exclusive goods.
* The quantity demanded of snob good is higher the fewer the people who are having it.
Network Externalities and Demands for Computers and Fax Machines
* Examples of Positive Feedback Externalities
- Mainframe computers: 1954 - 1965
- Microsoft Windows PC OS
- Fax-machines and electronic mail