I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
haha, just kidding. I'd have paid for this book, even though I did get it for free (gratis, not libre).
It's quite an interesting look at the nature of digital economies (and is not too technical/complicated for a dummy like me to follow).
If you're not looking into the mass-production of items in the digital world, or you're not a small business owner heading out into the internet realm, and you're not a geek-head who likes to know stuff about the economics of the internet... you might not really find any "use" out of this information.
I must fall in the last category 'cause I liked learning this stuff, even though it's completely useless knowledge since I don't own a business, don't pirate or buy pirated items, and don't spend much time on the internet other than to write some book reviews. All in all, a very interesting look at digital economy.
Excellent explanation on the concept and problems as well as the benefits of a free price tag. I enjoyed the examples of a bits vs atoms economy, as well as how piracy can be leveraged to promote almost any product with the proper innovation.
This stuff is right in front of us but we take it for granted. Having it laid out in a clear way was very helpful. Great information for anyone looking at starting an online business.
this is one of the best books I've read covering the free economy. not only gives insight into how it works economically but how it shapes us socially.