Linked by Mufasa on Tue 13th Jul 2010 15:57 UTC
Editorial I read David's post worrying about the end of the free internet and I had to respond, as I strongly disagree that free and advertising-supported content is the future. If anything, it is advertising-supported content that is destined to be a niche strategy, because of new internet technology that enables entirely new models and empowers consumers to have exactly what they want. Advertising will not support much content creation, so I suggest what will.
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Sorry, But I don't see anything new from previous post... micro-payments as an partial answer is not anything new, the problem is, in the current "system", it is not happening yet. why? because banks, payment systems and other middlemen don't want to work for fractions of cents... Not only that, but there's something called laws, and every country (and sometimes states) has laws about taxes and regulatory stuff about "selling stuff", and they don't work very well with this micro-thing yet.. actually, they don't work well with the internet yet...

Bad point there. These people don't care about the micro tiny amount of money exchanged. If it's unwieldy, they'll apply the rates to the total amount. That's one of the reason why there are rates.

Having 1 million people paying 10cents is equivalent to 1000 people paying $100: it will still amount to $100,000 and the rates will still apply on it.

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