Con·fus·op·o·ly

Definition:[1] A group of companies with similar products who confuse customers instead of competing on price and quality.

Plural: confusopolies


Web Hosting

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Cell Phone Service


Confusopoly.com used to have lots of content about cell phone services. That content has now been moved to CoverageCritic.com.

Footnotes

  1. The word “confusopoly” was first coined and defined by Scott Adams in The Dilbert Future, a book I recommend.

    My definition is slight different from the one Scott used. Scott’s definition, which may imply more nefarious behavior on the behalf of companies, is below:

    “A group of companies with similar products who intentionally confuse customers instead of competing on price.”

    From The Dilbert Future, page 159.