Closing the Digital Frontier

Michael Hirschorn, The Atlantic, Jul 13, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

More on how the shift from browsers to mobile internet also spells the end of the era of free. "They (Apple) are operating on the largely correct assumption that people will be more likely to pay for consumer-friendly apps via the iPad, and a multitude of competing devices due out this year, than they are to subscribe to the same old kludgy Web site they have been using freely for years." Yes, well, we'll see how happy people are to pay (and keep paying) for every little thing.
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