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Re: Design principles and ethics

From: Pierre THIERRY
Subject: Re: Design principles and ethics
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 19:00:00 +0200
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Scribit Bas Wijnen dies 04/05/2006 hora 09:28:
> Ok.  But in many cases, the infrastructure will be paid for regardless
> of the copying.

Libraries could, but we may still need bookshops to have advice on the
books, and editors.

Publishing a book has never and will never just be the act of writing
and then sending it to humanity. You need people correcting the text,
you need someone to give you advice on where and how to publish it (the
editors select books for their collections and themes) and there is a
lot of work to transform the sole text in a readable object.

Believe me, I'm just typesetting and sci-fi book of a friend of mine.
There _is_ an infrastructure cost, that would not be paid in any
circumstances. We have a lot of work to adapt our economy to the digital
world, and the solution is not pretending digital world makes
distribution cost disappear.

That is an affirmation that is not connected to reality.

Nowhere man
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