- abovetheclouds.pdf (application/pdf Object) - Some interesting data on cloud economies of scale here.
- Music Recommendation and Discovery in the Long Tail « Music Machinery - Some interesting stuff here but it will take me some time to really digest it.
- Old Code and Old Licenses [on Simon Phipps, SunMink] - This gives a sense that there is very little "just" about "just relicensing" old code.
- The Despair Inc. Blog » Two New Shirts! “1 Random Thing” & “Ignore” (Offer Expires 2/14) - This made my morning.
- How does Leostream still exist? - Brian Madden - BrianMadden.com
- In Webworld, How Do You Charge Money for a Flight 1549 Story? « ReJurno - Not sure I see a real answer here. Suggestion seems to be somewhat along the lines of stock photo. Which is a different product (with its own set of problems).
- The New York Times needs an online impresario to help it pay its bills - The problem is the math. It's not if you can make revenue but if you can make enough. 10% of website's unique visitors willing to pay $100 per month? Seems off by order of magnitude plus. "The annual bill for the Times daily news report is above $200 million, according to one recent estimate. If just 10 percent of the website's 20 million unique visitors signed up for TimesPlus – at, say, $100 a year – that would pay for a big chunk of the news, which Executive Editor Keller rightly says comes only through "hard, expensive, sometimes dangerous work.""
- Twitter / Cory Doctorow: The fact that people want ... - "The fact that people want something, the fact that it's good, does not mean that its commercially viable. #toc"
Friday, February 13, 2009
Posted by Gordon Haff at 8:05 AM