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Comment Re:It was bound to happen. (Score 1) 224

A short, short retort could be "who made more money - the folks who figured out how to make electricity, rented a plot of land for a generator and bought coal from land owners... or the landlord and mine owner?

By definition the inputs to production cost less, or no one would produce, except "artists".

I'll agree that the supply of land is limited, but still submit wealth != land.

BTW, there is a lot of shitty land available.

Comment OT: sig reply (Score 2) 179

If information wants to be free, why does my internet connection cost so much?

Your Internet connection is not information. It is a complex system of wires/tubes/fibers run by computers, and uses electricity, occupies land. It is operated by a corporation who pays people, negotiates with other corporations, and deals with/pays for many subtle and not so subtle political aspects of the whole thing.

"I have five dollars for each of you." -- Bernhard Goetz