differential public information consumption.
model it after a biologic or chemical condition; in terms of
human-reading-novelty-text perhaps the user will get bang:buck in a
ratio of 1.
On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Bryan Moss wrote:
CPWhat It Is
CPIt's The Plant, an epistolary novel set in the early 1980s (before e-mail,
CPin other words, and when even the fax was a fringe technology). It'll be
CPpresented in parts ranging from 5000 to 7000 words. The story is sort of
CPfunny and at the same time pretty gruesome (think Christine). I'm committed
CPto publishing at least the first two segments. Whether or not I publish more
CPDepends on What?
CPIn the words of The Turtles, "You, baby, nobody but you." If you pay, the
CPstory rolls. If you don't, the story folds.
CPBuck an episode.
CPMy friends, we have a chance to become Big Publishing's worst nightmare. Not
CPonly are we going glueless, look Ma, no e-Book! No tiresome encryption! Want
CPto print it and show it to a friend? Go ahead! There's only one catch: all
CPthis is on the honor system. Has to be. I'm counting on two things. The
CPfirst is plain old honesty. "Take what you want and pay for it," as the old
CPsaying goes. The second is that you'll like the story enough to want to read
CPmore. If you do want more, you have to pay. Remember: Pay and the story
CProlls. Steal and the story folds. No stealing from the blind newsboy!
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