Are they real?

Are they for real? In the NY Times, Saul Hansell asks, “Is the era of free content on the Internet over?” Are we in need of going way, way back to explore the notion of the value of information? While I don’t have time to go into this now, let me point to this ancient Esther Dyson piece from 1066 (or was it 1492? I’m bad with dates), oh, no, it was 1995. To me, this is the rosetta stone of this topic. Everything we’ve said since (and continue to say) is but a rehash.