Alex Rowland continues his essay on "open" vs. "closed" networks, this time with Time and Attention Economics in Open Networks: "In the last post I discussed the ascendance of “open” networks and why these networks will eventually dominate at the expense of closed networks. While I believe that the benefits of such networks are clear to consumers, the benefits to producers are less clear (at least today). In this post I intend to describe how these content owners will specifically benefit from an open distribution model and how the economic foundations of this market will likely operate ..." Link: Democracy in Media.
Part I (posted here 5/13/05) was A Definition of "Open" Distribution. Part II (posted here 5/17/05) was The Ascendance of "Open" Media Distribution Networks. --Dennis