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Re: Arden Online
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0860  Tuesday, 17 April 2001

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Apr 2001 10:31:08 -0700
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Apr 2001 10:33:05 +0100
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Apr 2001 10:31:08 -0700
Subject: 12.0854 Arden Online
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0854 Arden Online

Gabriel Egan observes that

>If "the greatest revolution in information
>dissemination since movable type" (as the web is often called) cannot
>operate within capitalism, the outlook is indeed rosy. (So long as one
>thinks the latter has to go.)

On the other hand, early publishers might not have made very much money,
either.  Thomas Platter (he of the description of Shakespeare's Globe)
was involved in a very unsuccessful printing business in 16th-century
Basel.  He finally pulled out after deciding that it was immoral to keep
spending his investor's money at such a loss.  One might compare how
dot-coms treated their investors.

Cheers,
Se

 

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