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Consumption 2.0 [Technically Speaking]

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Have you noticed that as we dematerialize consumer goods (that is, change their atoms to bits), we're less likely to own them? Businesses like iTunes have furtive terms of service that turn out to merely license the music you think you're buying. And then there are fee-based services that forgo media ownership entirely, such as Spotify. As visionary and Wired cofounder Kevin Kelly puts it, "Access is better than owning."

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

June 2012

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