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Is this really a paradox though? I mean, let's say I tell a person I know who really killed JFK and I'll tell who it was for a certain price. All the customer has to know is that I have the information, not what the actual information is. I could very well just not be understanding the terms of this paradox. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:51, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
One definition of paradox is "a situation which defies intuition". Intuition is subjective, so what is "really" a paradox is subjective, too. If reliable sources call it a paradox, a paradox it is. Paradoctor (talk) 21:35, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps the point is, (in theory) you have to fully understand the technology in order BEFORE you can decide if you want to buy it...but by virtue of fully "understanding" it (leaving aside the difference between understanding and ability to replicate/mass produce), you have effectively acquired the technology WITHOUT buying it. Therefore a contradiction. --22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:42, 30 June 2011 (UTC)