Advertising Cannot Maintain the Internet. Here’s the “Secret Sauce” Solution.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:04:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://evonomics.com/advertising-cannot-maintain-internet-heres-solution/>

"The ad-based web economy is based upon monetizing a genuinely scarce
commodity, user attention — the one, intrinsically limited thing in this
information age, that cannot be increased at low marginal cost. As advertisers
demand chunks of this scarcity, it is sure to stir ever-increasing bad will."

David Brin discusses micropayments and his proposed improvement to make it
workable.  Good to see that he credits Ted Nelson for his work in the area.
Part 2 here:
<http://evonomics.com/beyond-advertising-micropayments-sustain-new-internet/>

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:34:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://evonomics.com/advertising-cannot-maintain-internet-heres-solution/

"Where is the next multi-billion dollar business? What opportunities or
market-gaps only await sharp people to launch us into a new era? The market had
many such openings back in the late twentieth century, making us slap our
heads, saying: “Why didn’t I think of that?” The trick, it seems, is to find
and develop something that didn’t seem obvious until, quite suddenly, it /is/."

Astrophysicist and well-known SF author David Brin correctly credits Ted Nelson
for his pioneering work on micropayments and re-examines what is needed to make
them work.  Be sure to read both parts.

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