Re: The Case Against Micropayments

Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 14:38:01 MST

Bryan Moss, <>, writes:
> "[...] the barriers to micropayments are not problems of
> technology and interface, but user approval."
> I think this is a technology and interface problem. Content
> can be aggregated client-side with the computer paying for
> each article, news item, etc, via micropayments, and the user
> seeing only a simplified payment model.

A similar point is made in this 1996 essay by occasional list member Nick
Szabo, Nick sees many
difficulties with the use of micropayments, but holds out hope that there
might be user interfaces which will make the "mental load" manageable.


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