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  1. said:

    Jim,<br /><br />&quot;Newspaper publishing is changing, journals, music, movies, and yes, libraries too. Nobody in those industries want those changes, but they are happening no matter what. We can either adapt, which means to figure out what people want and provide it as best we can, or just shake our heads, say no, no, no! and slowly become extinct. The Penguin attitude is exactly the same as

    March 1, 2012
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    No one claimed private ownership of anything, but held all things in common… so it says in the Bible of the first Christians in Jerusalem. They voluntarily sold all they had, and gave to any among them who had need… And yet, even they would likely to have said that in a worldly sense, the property was owned by the Church – and not the whole world – even if before God, they only saw

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    In 1985 Ruth and I were back in Holland – this time with our two daughters. One day, when Ruth was lecturing, I took the girls on a sightseeing tour of Amsterdam. I tried to use a machine to buy a day pass for buses and trams. Since the instructions were in Dutch, I asked two young women, &#39;How do I get tickets from this machine?&#39; They turned out to be Americans. <br /><br /> &#39;

    March 1, 2012
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  4. Hi Nathan,<br /><br />Always good to read what you write. I&#39;ll try to explain my own ideas.<br /><br />First, it very definitely is important for the creator(s) of a resource to be reimbursed for ther work. The problem is that the traditional publication/distribution networks did not allow that, or at best, did so very inefficiently. When publication equalled physical materials (vinyl records

    March 2, 2012
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    Jim,<br /><br />What can I say? You educate me good. Thanks for helping to put all of what I said into the bigger picture. I&#39;ll try to reflect on all of this a while before replying again (if I do).<br /><br />Thanks so much! Again, I appreciate your passion and devotion to these topics and your efforts to engage with others and disseminate your ideas.<br /><br />Best regards,<br />Nathan

    March 2, 2012
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