Dec 4, 2009

The future's here: now what's the price tag?

Is free the destined internet model?

Here's an interesting Point/Counterpoint on the concept of "free" pricing in the new net economy:

Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired and author of The Long Tail, again made a a nice smash with his book Free: the Future of a Radical Price earlier this year. Here is a good summary version.

The equally primo media hotshot Malcolm Gladwell reviewed his comrade's work with a "not so fast there, Buster" critique, available from the New Yorker here.

Now, wouldn't the two of them make for a great public mano a mano, in the spirit of Buckley vs Vidal? Too bad I can't afford either one, no less both of them.

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