Is there a future in selling digital words?
Sanj points me to Amazon.com: e-Books & Docs: Just in Time: Sony Talks About PSP [DOWNLOAD: PDF].
This is a special “flash report” from a reputable firm. It costs $1,500. According to my favorite review:
If you were stunned by the shocking twist ending of “No PSP for the Holidays,” well, you haven’t seen anything yet! Quite possibly the best sequel ever written, “Sony Talks About PSP” takes everything you THOUGHT you knew about its predecessor and turns it on its head.
One page of data for $1,500…. certainly there is information out there that’s worth that much. I think the interesting question is not “who would have the guts to charge this much?” or even, “who is stupid enough to buy this?” but, “are businesses or consumers willing to pay for a report in a medium that they’ve been trained should be free?”
Nobody has created a viable channel for selling this sort of information in a format like this. I wonder if they ever will.