Information technology and the economics of storing, spreading and generating knowledge

Earl, Peter E. (2009) Information technology and the economics of storing, spreading and generating knowledge. Prometheus, 27 4: 389-401. doi:10.1080/08109020903414275


Author Earl, Peter E.
Title Information technology and the economics of storing, spreading and generating knowledge
Journal name Prometheus   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0810-9028
Publication date 2009-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08109020903414275
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 389
End page 401
Total pages 13
Editor Macdonald, Stuart
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
140204 Economics of Education
149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
Abstract This paper examines the future for the growth and transmission of knowledge with a particular focus on the collision between the zero-marginal-cost economics of online publishing and the finite attention spans of those who download content. The paper tries to show that while it is likely that the information revolution will produce much greater equality of access to knowledge, its impacts on the efficiency with which people pick up capabilities or generate new knowledge remain debatable.
Keyword open access
zero-marginal-cost
online publishing
cognitive dissonance
price discrimination
attention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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