ContentIsNotKing (ThoughtStorms)

In "Content is not King" the brilliant Andrew Odlyzko points out that the money made from connecting people to communicate together, that is the money made by postal services and telephone companies, far outweighs the money made from selling content - news papers, radio and TV have always been subsidised; by advertisers, even the mail business. People really will pay for the right to talk. That suggests that there is probably more money to be made in new services that enable people to exchange their own information than in trying to provide content.

http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_2/odlyzko/