Wednesday, October 10, 2007
How much did you pay for Radiohead's album?
Since Radiohead's new album, "In Rainbows," is being released today, it's the official start of the Great Content Experiment of 2007. I decided to pay $12, ear unheard. (The graphic at right shows what your shopping cart looks like before you input the price you want to pay.) I've heard that some people think that $10 is about the right price, because of the iTunes model (.99 x approximately 10 songs), but this isn't just any old band. And, though I don't lie awake at night worrying about whether Thom Yorke has a roof over his head, I do worry that this whole experiment will turn into just another example of people really thinking their content should be free. Anyone who wants to comment about what they paid, feel free in "comments."