Information Wants to be Expensive

February 23, 2009
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Former Wall Street Journal publisher and executive vice-president of Dow Jones L. Gordon Crovitz writes:

When author Stewart Brand coined the expression “Information wants to be free,” he focused on how technology makes it cheap and easy to communicate and share knowledge. But the rest of his quote is rarely noticed. This says, “Information also wants to be expensive.”

Read more in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece, entitled “Information Wants to be Expensive“.

Former Wall Street Journal publisher and executive vice-president of Dow Jones L. Gordon Crovitz writes:

When author Stewart Brand coined the expression “Information wants to be free,” he focused on how technology makes it cheap and easy to communicate and share knowledge. But the rest of his quote is rarely noticed. This says, “Information also wants to be expensive.”

Read more in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece, entitled “Information Wants to be Expensive“.

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