Friday, June 24, 2005

OCLC Symposium

So I'm here at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, ready to hear some great stuff about The Long Tail from Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine.

I have 60 minutes of wireless access here in the Grand Ballroom, for which I paid $6.95.

Chris is saying he doesn't spend a lot of time in libraries--but he does admire the Seattle Public's architecture.

He's describing general economic principles: A Powerlaw. It's the organic shape of demand.
Mass media is based on scarcity distribution--but the long tail keeps going way past that. See the graph.

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