On the economics front…

* Wired article about the long, profitable tail of publishing. Not shocking perhaps but a good read.
* Buy your place in a novel. $150 currently.
* Ross Mayfield on productivity and value shiftThis is accelerated commoditization, where value shifts to people; and managing risk and complexity.

Interesting to think about given the current discussion of offshoring in our economy — these links make me feel that there is plenty or work yet to do that is not readily moved offshore. It does require a different kind of education…