Re: Krugman looks back from 2096 at Napster

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 07:43:53 MDT

Emlyn wrote:
> >
>This article is very interesting. Underplays the effects of technological
>development, I think, but much of the meat of it is very perceptive. If you
>have been reading the "Napster" thread, then you ought to read this article,
>as it addresses such issues directly.

Most book authors I know personally make most of their money not from
royalties but from consulting, giving talks, and other ways that people buy
personal contact with them. Books are just ads. It is nice but not essential
if people pay to see ads.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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