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Friday, November 28, 2008

Interesting discussion on the economics of a low but non-zero marginal cost good. "Therefore a small drop in demand causes a huge price collapse." It's curious how different this is from music production, because music is not an undifferentiable commodity and I imagine also because there's far less competitiveness in the music market (in terms of number of firms, homogeneity of thinking, and communication between firms).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Modeling media sales, from my favorite statistical polisci blog.


Sunday, November 16, 2008


Friday, November 14, 2008

Another DRM mishap.