Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Cory Doctorow says “think like a dandelion!”


Crazy talk, you say? Maybe not. Doctorow compares the reproductive system of dandelions, which consists of “show up everywhere = success”, to free propagation of content on the net. Though many people hew to the old model of trying to get people to pay for content, Doctorow asserts that for most people creating copies of their stuff is a massive money-sink, and that the best way for their work to survive is to let it spread…like dandelions. Neat.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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