The Brinternet: A Conversation with Futurist and SF Author David Brin and Profs. Jane Bambauer, Mark Lemley, and Eugene Volokh
Is the dominant ad-supported business model for Internet news and opinion unsustainable? In a pair of short essays published on Evonomics, David Brin says yes -- but alternatives, including subscriptions and paywalls, are unrealistic for most apps and content producers, too. Can micropayments (in the 1 to 5 cent range) solve this problem? Brin, Bambauer, Lemley, and Volokh will begin the conversation this Friday, September 18, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm Pacific.