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Monday, June 09, 2008

Connecting authors and readers helps everyone but the inefficiency-makers

Unbound, The Economist, June 5, 2008  Excerpt:

Publishing has only two indispensable participants: authors and readers. As with music, any technology that brings these two groups closer makes the whole industry more efficient —but hurts those who benefit from the distance between them.

Comment.  Exactly.  How long will we put off that efficiency in order to prop up industry players who are slow to adapt?