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The future of ‘Free’

A controversial new book argues that businesses can flourish by giving things away. Does this make any sense?

By Drake Bennett
June 28, 2009

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SINCE TUESDAY, THE techno-literary blogosphere has been alight with the news that a forthcoming book by Chris Anderson, the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and author of the best-selling book “The Long Tail,” contains extended passages copied, uncredited, from Wikipedia. As first reported on the website of the Virginia Quarterly Review, the book’s descriptions of edifying bits of arcana like the ... (Full article: 2765 words)

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