Physical and Market Targets

Aiming at and missing is much the same for battles and marketplaces.  We account for inaccuracies in the same way.

In A, a pilot sits in a Caudron G.3, an Allied surveillance plane in WWI. Note the fuselage aft of his seat.  Scenario B recounts a different G.3 pilot on an observation sortie, climbing out during a massive artillery battle.  An unseen friendly battery aims at a bridge, 1.  Their shell comes up short (2), wide (3), and high, as it strikes the plane (4).  As we move from 1 to 4, those lines trace out a Ballistic Error Tetrahedron, a miss across three dimensions (latitude, longitude, and altitude).  Figure C reveals the mission’s surviving American Expeditionary Force officer, my grandfather.  The round shot off part of the plane behind him.

We see the same construct in D. Here, a manufacturer sets a price for a business jet, 1.  However, if the airframer loses passenger capacity, the plane’s value falls to 2.  If it drops more features, as maximum speed and range, its sustainable price shifts to 3, then 4, respectively; this, too, is a 3-dimensional error, one we call a Value Error Tetrahedron.  Combined with the last post’s analysis, it reveals a 4D miscue.

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