A few interesting things:
- Techdirt has a series of post discussing the economics of scarcity in the context of digital goods. The essential point is that digital goods do not suffer from scarcity, which naturally drives down the cost of the content – something that will (is?) force (forcing?) content providers to recognize a dramatic shift in market dynamics. Link.
- Now I know what my people are called: Star Wars virgins. According to Slashdot. (By which, let me clarify, is meant people who have never seen any of the Star Wars movies, and not Star Wars geeks who happen to be virgins.) I will not watch any Star Wars flick out of principle. I don’t know what principle yet, but I’m not watching them. Quoth the article:
The Challenge was simple: Lose my virginity. More specifically, my Star Wars virginity. This was something I had held for so long that I had developed a sort of pride about it. It made me unique in this vast world of passionate and eccentric fans. Was now the time? Would I even be ready?
- Quote of the day: A bit late for this, it’s from either Christopher Hitchens or Andrew Sullivan on CNN the just before last Tuesday’s congressional elections: “This isn’t an election, it’s an intervention.” Heh.