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The Long Debate…

The Long Tail is finally spurring debate. It is refreshing to see some pretty big brains going at the notion and debating it. Lee Gomes took a swing at the notion in the WSJ to which Chris has responded. Nick weighs in, publishing a more detailed email from Lee.

Where do I sit? The Internet is changing everything (still). I’m not totally getting the math that the majority of sales come from the long tail though.


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  1. By Stephen Shankland on July 29th, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    John Cassidy also published a Long Tail critique at the New Yorker, observing among other things that there’s a small oligopoly of companies–iTunes, eBay, Amazon, Netflix, and MySpace–involved in marketplaces amenable to long-tail dynamics.

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