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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peejay
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2005-06-29

If you pay $50/mo for cable and watch it continuously, you get X amount of content for $50/mo.

If you then sign up for $50/mo internet and divide your time between the two, you get X amount of content for $100/mo.

If you then join a gym for $50/mo and split your time between the three, you get X amount of content for $150/mo.

X never gets bigger.

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iaefai Member since:
2009-12-14

You are ignoring what you get out of it.

I get out a lot from a gym, less from the internet, and a lot less from the television.

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reconciliation Member since:
2009-07-02

but it does get more diverse, which is worth money to most people since doing one thing exclusively gets boring pretty quickly.
well you can watch most tv programs on the internet, even legally in some countries, so I don't see the point of owning a tv.
you can also work out for free but then you would have to pay for tools or not use any or you can build them yourself, which would cost you too but provide another way to entertain you that isn't available in a gym.

also X gets smaller with the amount of time you spend on working, hopefully making Y (the money you can spend) larger. so in those cases it might be worth to pay more money to make X more enjoyable.

some people can be entertained using a book only which is pretty cheap while others would spend tons of money for short moments of thrill or whatever.

the fact is that X is not just one-dimensional but also has a quality to it that depends on personal preference

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