--- In email@example.com, Adrian Miles > Ted Nelson had a vision of this in the 60s > which largely consisted of micropayments for > *all* content. each time you view my content > i earn, let's say .00001 cent per byte. When > I view yours, I pay the same. at some point > some equity arises but the main point was > that valuable (viewed/used) content would > be rewarded with increased payment. There are currently companies out there providing micropayment services and I've though of instituting micropayments on some of my own material, but the trick is becoming popular enough to merit people paying for your content. Most of the videoblogs I watch, I watch because the only thing they cost is my time - and I probably wouldn't watch them if I had to pay even a small amount. And I'm an interested party. This is where programming concepts come in (not computer programming, but market programming). It's like it's cool that there are public access channels on television, but nobody would ever pay to see the kind of stuff on public access. So really the trick is, build a market of people who would pay a nickel to watch your videoblogging and then you can charge. If you charge before the market exists, it'll be much more difficult to even get it off the ground.