Information wants to be free (and services don't)

Tim Bray just posted a blog post on how information wants to be free and how that's not actually a problem, economically speaking.

Two choice quotes: "the distinction between bits-as-bits and bits-as-a-service may not always be obvious. But it’s crucial, because people will pay for only one of the two." and "» I don’t sell information ... I sell services. «"

This is the kind of thing that Web services ultimately should be about.

Posted at 1510 on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 in category Work | TrackBack | Comments feed
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