June 27, 2000
Online Revenue

News: The United States Government killed Iraqi citizens today, using bombs and famine.

Look at all the different Flame Warriors.

Tom Jay: Ecology and Economy

The Storyteller's bowl is an interesting profit model for online content.

In the old days, a storyteller would come to a market-day, offer the start of a story, and then wait until his bowl was full before finishing the story. Sometimes a rich man paid for a story, so others could hear. Sometimes everyone in the crowd tossed in whatever coin they could afford.

Seems like a good idea, but the main barrier to its use is that the 'storyteller' has to be in demand such that people will pay. It could certainly work well for some applications, though.

Heard on #mf:

kendall: everytime I read a WSJ editorial, I think: goddamn, if that's how slow-witted you can be as a WSJ editor, I could do that as a part-time, on-the-toilet gig, and have time left to run the NYT.

Michael Stutz pointed me to the Free Music Philosophy manifesto after reading yesterday's rant

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