What Dave said

What Dave said: “Basically it’s bad economics to spoil a good thing for a couple of incremental bucks today, for zero total bucks later.”

(Dave Winer
regarding his observation that despite the growing amount of traffic
the NYT and others are generating from their RSS feeds, they’ll
probably not recognize those feeds themselves are ads for their
stories; rather they’ll start placing third-party ads on their feeds
and see their click-through rates go down. And then, they’ll wonder
why.)

  • Anonymous

    I rember when Dave predicted RSS feeds would prevent unwanted ads from reaching users. We can now see that he was wrong about that like he was about everything else. His misunderstanding of things that were unquestionably going to happen to RSS proves he does not truly understand how users view the the technology that he pretends he invented.