Wednesday, April 22, 2009

<strike>25 Easy Things</strike> One Hard Thing You <strike>Can</strike> Must Do to Save the Planet

No the hardest thing is support by environmentalists for the only present day existing real alternative to more coal fired power plants, nuclear power plants.
About Earth Day
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Extra! Extra! Newspapers Need an Overhaul, Not a "Rescue Plan"

Of course if there is no marketing mechanism possible what other choice does one have other than to give away content for free. The problem with newspapers and new media is that no one has yet figured out how to make money from new media. Indeed there doesn't seem any way possible to make money from new media. Thus the resistance to new media from old media. News people want us to know will be given away for free. Unfortunately selling this news was the source of income newspapers used to get news people did not want us to know. So now we have no way of financing the getting of news people don't want us to know. That is the dilemma of the modern news organization.
About Newspapers
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Friday, April 10, 2009

The Debate Over Online News: It's the Consumer, Stupid

The problem is generating a revenue stream. Newspapers don't sell content they sell the paper on which the content is printed. Radio and television don't sell content they sell air time to advertisers. This is where their revenue streams come from. The only people getting a revenue stream from the internet are internet service providers. The only way content providers get a revenue stream is by selling advertising space on their sites. Their only other alternative is begging. The MSM fight for maintenance of the present system because it is the only way they know to generate a revenue stream. They may not be wrong in thinking that.
About Eric Schmidt
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