Tuesday, June 14, 2005

THE END IS NIGH: Micropayments a failure?

Goats writes: "Scott McCloud challenged us to give BitPass a try almost two years ago."... "The idea was that it would show if his intial success was more than just good press and curious folks checking it out; it would show that this was a sustainable business model."

"So it's been a full week since we began our micropayments experiment."... "the BitPass experiment was a conclusive and absolute failure. It failed on such a tremendous level that I was surprised when we discovered new and previously unimagined ways in which it could have failed. It failed so badly that we actually lost money."

Doomsayers have already begun running amok, declaring: "THESE ARE THE END TIMES!!" ...Read More

4 Comments:

Anonymous Michael said...

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6/14/2005 7:42 PM  
Anonymous R. L. Peterson said...

Not surprising regarding the Micropayments thing. The only real model that's similar that seems to work has been the ModernTales system.

Man, Web vs. Web... the hilarity never ends. We need more controversey!

6/15/2005 2:28 PM  
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