Micropayments and the ‘too-small-to-meter economy’ of online content

The problem with mixing money and online publishing, it now appears with 20-20 hindsight, is that dollars simply represent the wrong economic paradigm: they are the medium of impersonal, low-resolution transaction economies, not highly personal, high-resolution relationship economies.

– Venkat Rao, Ribbonfarm blog

We have already covered ways publishers are trying to