Sunday, January 11, 2004

Law of Content

Stephen Downes seems to have invented a word to encompass his Law of Content: aumsinism. Perhaps it's just a Google experiment, and I've just taken the bait, but I did want to save this for later:
"If you don't get this, then you don't get the information economy. More generally: Content sells products, but is not itself a product. Oh, sure, companies like Apple will pay people to produce content. So content producers will still get paid. But the content itself has value only if it encourages people to purchase things that cannot be duplicated."

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