Saturday, April 5, 2008

Free, but slow...

Being in the FREE business ( ) I found the Chris Anderson "Free!" article on Wired online interesting. Alongside the article they were offering the "dead tree" version of Wired, at no charge - well in exchange for personal details including mailing address. So I signed up. Here we are in April and that "free" March edition of the paper Wired magazine has now landed in the mailbox. What was the point in "Free" when it now reads like history.

The traditional media process - in which I formally spent many years, dates very fast, and getting faster all the time. Now I am used to "instant/micro-journalism" with Twitter, and long-form publishing being blogs.

I believe in "Free" as the new business, but there's no point in "Free" if it is too late.

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