Yes, and you’re not going to like my opinion. I do not see micopayments saving us any more than pay walls have. Same problems: we produce a commodity — information — rather than a unique product like entertainment. There’s no end of competition. The half-life of our value is the length of a click. There’ll always be someone to undercut your price, even if it’s micro.

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