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Toward a $0 Cost Future?

Mar 11, 2008, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Mark Walker)

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"By now, you've no doubt heard of Chris Anderson, Wired's Editor, and his recent article, Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business. If you haven't, you should read it--it's an interesting compendium of how technology is changing the value of things. However, as was the case with 'The Long Tail,' it's a bit light on analysis and a bit heavy on broad proclamations that don't stand up to further critique. However, all told, reading the article in a commercial open source context can be rather revealing.

"I'll summarize some of the article's tasty bits: what Chris calls 'cross-product subsidies' are becoming more and more prevalent as technology allows companies greater flexibility than ever to create free complements to what they actually sell..."

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