From Eye Level Pasadena

Jill at Eye level Pasadena makes a point about newspapers: “I think that in general, people feel like it makes sense to pay for things they can touch. When we buy books or newspapers or cds, at a gut level, I think we think we’re paying for the paper or the the little disk — not the intellectual property. I’m not trying to make an argument about what people *should* pay for — I’m just saying that I think the problem is that for some reason it just doesn’t feel at a gut level like intellectual property alone — not bound to some physical object — is something to pay for. I think that’s the problem.
Figuring out how to get money in exchange for pure intellectual property — and to have it feel normal and right to the general public — that’s the challenge.”
– yep.

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3 Responses to From Eye Level Pasadena

  1. AP says:

    Oh yeah – I’d totally rather buy the album than download my favorite tunes. Very true.

    It looks a lot cooler sitting on the bus/train/subway reading a paper than sitting there with your laptop reading a blog. The chicks think “Hey, that dude can read.” Well, the chicks that think reading is important to do anyway.

  2. Edward says:

    The problem is that the guy reading the newspaper on a train is me. In NYC, I would read sometimes four papers a day going back and forth from work and school. And I still buy CDs, though I know that makes me somewhat of a Luddite.

  3. AP says:

    I still buy the paper and read it..especially when I’m in it :-)

    But seriously, I think it’s gonna be a while before newspapers are completely phased out and guys like Edward are sending me their resumes.

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