05 October 2008 Freedom Of Content
In a moment of the light bulb going off in my head I realised my models almost perfectly fit the first three of his Models of Free.
Read both my post and his for a deeper understand but basically…
Punchbowl Model = Free 1 (direct cross subsidy, get one thing and pay for another)
Ninja Model = Free 2 (Ad supported, third party subsides second party)
Gervais Model and Radiohead Model = Free 3 (“Freemium”, a few people subsidise everyone else)
I just thought it was really cool to see some of my ideas backed up by theory. Chris even blogged about it here.