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The Things One Learns . . .

The things one discovers ambling down the streets of downtown Palo Alto one warm night are many and wondrous. Among them is the lovely store pictured above. What do you think this store does? I haven’t a more much better … Continue reading

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A Strike Price for Selling e-Books

Have you ever used a buying model like Half.com’s Match My Price? For those who the name doesn’t ring a bell, the basic idea is that you name a strike price at which you commit to buy the item if anyone … Continue reading

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Why not Book Rentals?

It remains a mystery to me why a Netflix-like system for books does not exist*. What makes such a service non-viable, do you think? What explains why nobody has tried it? I realize that shipping is expensive (as evidenced by … Continue reading

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Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users

(Manually) reblogged from Clay Shirky: This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers . . . Paywalls were an attempt to preserve the old mass [readers] … Continue reading

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