pwa wrote:Vorpal wrote:pwa wrote:Semantics. A "by-product" is a product, but not the main intended product.
Is there a product other than pollution?
If we are talking about transport related pollution, the intended product is transportation, and the unintended and unwanted by-products include pollution. The process of moving a vehicle and its load is the product we want, but it comes with by-products we dislike. Or are you thinking that a product can only be stuff?
A non-stuff result of an organised and realised intent is a service not a product.
A non-stuff unintended side-effect of goods and service implementation is a ..... ?
For example, a Hollywud Filum is intended to be an entertainment service (albeit rendered through production of some special celluloid) but what is the generic name for the (possibly) unintended side-effect of infantilising adult minds with goodguy-badguy "thinking"?
Cugel, chopping wildly at the nomenclatures.