Did I miss something? "The Voice," "American Idol," "America's Got Talent?" No statistics, no hardware, not even politics tangential to technology; nothing but a link to a couple paragraphs on a site for addle brained people whose concerns reach no further than the next amusement to distract them from realizing their own mediocrity.
What the hell Timothy? Have you lost your passion? Did you sell out? Fall on your head?
So let me get this straight. I can offer the assembled software product A for sale, while giving away the unassembled software product A to whomever wants it. Are you for real? If the person or group who expects to use the software I write has already downloaded and compiled the source-code, or downloaded what someone else has already compiled I no longer have a customer to charge. If given the choice between Product A for a price, or Product A for free which would you choose?
So movie houses, authors, software developers, etc. are going to be contracted directly by you and me? I don't know about you but I really couldn't afford to shoulder the entire production cost for the next installment in the James Bond series. I'd also very much like to avoid taking out a second mortgage to pay my favorite author to pen a new novel for me to read.
BTW, you never did tell me what you do to provide for yourself and family.