[LINK] Relieving Peer-to-peer Pressure
stil at stilgherrian.com
Thu Feb 26 14:34:05 EST 2004
At 12:48 +1100 26/2/04, brendansweb at optusnet.com.au wrote:
> > Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com> wrote:
> > [snip]
>> The asymmetrical model is built on the assumption that "most
>> information comes from a few big providers", which while true has
>true??? Hey? What? More likely to be false don't you think?
>The only time this statement will be true is when the costs to access the
>distribution channel are comparatively high (eg TV, radio) cf
>chat, email vs News sites, premium content sites etc.
While I agree with the point you're making, I think that the cost of
entry to the distribution channel is still high, for most people,
even if it's "just" blogging or even writing a letter. Even for a
skill which the vast majority of us possess -- the ability to write
-- most of the time we'll be reading what other people have written,
rather than writing something myself.
The balance might be different for, say, professional writers, but
they're very much in the minority.
I think the following statements are true for most people:
* I watch more television than I produce.
* I read more words than I write.
* I receive more email than I write.
* I look at more websites than I create.
I'm not saying this is good or desirable, merely that it happens to
be the case.
Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com> http://www.stilgherrian.com/
Internet, IT and Media Consulting, Sydney, Australia. ABN 25 231 641 421
mobile 0407 623 600 (international +61 407 623 600)
fax 02 9516 5630 (international +61 2 9516 5630)
More information about the Link