I have wrung my hands in the past, in this space and elsewhere, about the collapse of a workable market for digital goods. I find it hard to get people as excited about this as I am–if I still had enough hair for anyone to notice it would be on fire–but I have some help from Scott Timberg now so I am going to try again. Short version: buy this book, Culture Crash, and read it. Now. I believe it is the Piketty of 2015, and the first book I’ve stayed up to read straight through at one sitting–sometimes literally in tears, both of pain and of rage– in years. It is not just about culture, but about whatever really big issue you lie awake worrying about.
Long post, get a cup of coffee (no, not a substitute for the book; read it) .