Re: [videoblogging] Re: BloggerVision

On 20/07/2004, at 12:05 AM, Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 wrote:

> Seems to me there's something wrong with this model. If your blog were
> that popular, wouldn't it be fair for YOU to get paid for it? After
> all, someone somewhere along the line is making money from our viewing
> you – at the very least, our various bandwidth providers. If there
> wasn't stuff on the web we wanted to see (including you), we wouldn't
> be paying the providers, and especially we wouldn't be paying them for
> the high speed needed to view video.
>

Ted Nelson had a vision of this in the 60s which largely consisted of
micropayments for *all* content. each time you view my content i earn,
let's say .00001 cent per byte. When I view yours, I pay the same. at
some point some equity arises but the main point was that valuable
(viewed/used) content would be rewarded with increased payment.

This was part of Project Xanadu, well before the WWW was a twinkle in
Tim's eyes.

cheers
Adrian Miles
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