that he would likely never fill the 1Mb hard drive he'd just acquired.
I was in awe.
Tim O' also has been pointing people to Neil Postman's remarkable words from 1990 with the title of "Informing Ourselves To Death".
(I am struck with the same thought I had when reviewing Bruce Sterling's Webstock speech...Didn't anybody record it?)
See Tim O'Reilly's tweet about his business attempting to cosy-up to Amazon re Kindle.
I see even McDonalds is getting some of that remix action.
Jon, I think you're confusing ebooks with audio books. Not the same thing.
yes, my mistake. T2S on the brain.
Even in the newspaper industry there are rumblings about the use of the pay-wall. Shirky has pointed people at the following this very afternoon. How to charge for online content
On that other thread I've posted a link to a National Radio report regarding Flickr's Photographic Commons. I didn't mention Getty Images some time ago apparently reached a licensing deal with Flickr.
National Radio's This Way Up on Flickr Commons. So another bunch of creatives and another industy impacted.
Again the "boon or bane" question seems relevant.
Because the standard can be so much lower
take the example of the newspapers in the UK...does the pap sell because it's cheaper, or it's because that's what the people want/can be bothered to read? (Weekday prices Guardian is 80p, Times 90p, The Sun 30p)
Have also got some thoughts regarding if writing just got cheaper, aren't we pushing still more content into the tabloid end of the market.
The beauty of the e-book is that it costs stuff-all to write and deliver
Though I agree with idea of delivery costs being reduced, well more the risks of physcial distribution, I don't see how the cost of writing has been impacted.
e-books also in all likelihood dilute the share of royalties to the author, unless the author is also the person who performs the reading.
The consider all the recording & proofing type activities. Add in translation to another language for another world of complexity.
Finding someone with a suitable voice and skill in reading aloud could be quite a task.