Chris Anderson replies 24th July 2009
I found William Davies’s review (August) of my book, Free, interesting—but I had to laugh at this line about the long tail era: “He exaggerated this to the point of predicting the end of the blockbuster.” This is, rather ironically, untrue. The book never says that. It says the long tail represents the end of the “monopoly of the blockbuster,” not the blockbuster itself. This is the main misunderstanding about the book. You could even call it an exaggeration.
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