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Radiohead, Open Source, and the Problem with Free

Dec 13, 2007, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I paid $20 for my copy (and yes, I have the receipt to prove it) but the music is worth far more to me. It is one of the best albums I've ever heard--I listen to it almost daily. But human nature is to try to get something for nothing, and most Radiohead so-called fans did just that.

"Interestingly, this same phenomenon is as true of software/IT as it is of music. Give an IT buyer the option of getting something for nothing, and she will, nine times out of 10..."

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