natural capitalism

Advertising & pay-to-play business models have a lot in common with some socialist ideas I’ve heard.

With advertising, everyone pays a little (attention) for a lot of stuff they don’t value, so everyone can have much more value. It’s hard to realize that we regularly see advertising we feel is valuable. There’s just so much of it that’s not valuable to each of us, and because when we’re motivated to click it stops being “advertising” to us.

Pay-to-play games allow billions of people to get a very high quality gaming experience for zero money, because a tiny fraction of users (the 0.01%) pay a lot of money for in-app-purchases.

Could the digital camera return?

Stand alone digital camera sales have been in pretty step declines lately. But what if we look ahead a little? 5-10 years from now it’s very likely we’ll be wearing our personal computers. The iPhone is an amazing digital camera but what happens when people stop carrying their iPhones and go with just their smartwatches? Watches might get …