from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a scale reckoned downward from a given tone by the same intervals as those of the ordinary upward major scale, the half-steps occurring between tones three and four and tones seven and eight, thus: Such a scale is strongly minor, being practically the same as the Dorian mode of ancient Greek music. See undertone, 4.
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This is a classic death-spiral of an under-scale entity.
It almost does not matter what caused the company to suddenly be under-scale when it previously was fairing OK — technology change, new competition, shifts in customer expectations in habits, or all of the above.
Here is one thing I can say with certainty: Every single newspaper in this country, with the possible exceptions of the WSJ and USAToday, but including the NY Times, are under-scale.
Might somebody offer an explanation of what it means for a business to be “under-scale”?
There was lots of shows being produced, and people were working, even if it was at under-scale wages.
Even if I were to buy into the Keynesian stimulus logic, everything in this package is so under-scale as to be rounding errors on the larger economy.