That must have been some good beer

Over at Rocket Bomber, Matt Blind answers Tom Spurgeon’s questions and mine, and it’s fabulous, and you should all go read it.

The only question remaining is how much of Matt’s case of beer remains?

2 Responses to That must have been some good beer

  1. Matt Blind says:

    — Oh, and Don’t Drink and Blog, Kids; it’s a bad habit that will get you in trouble eventually —

    The case was Red Brick Summer Brew from the Atlanta Brewing Co.; this year their summer offering was a hefeweisen, a nice little wheat beer.

    It is (or was) also over 6 months old at a minimum. So it might have been a little off — as was I by the end of my response, I think I was trying to make some kind of point about official or licensed digital editions (or at least extended previews) being made available to fans who can no longer afford to spend $10 just to try something new on the off chance they’ll like it.

    That point may or may not have been conveyed. Heck, I wrote it and knew what I meant to say and not sure I said it.

    I wrote that on my day off and had been drinking before even _reading_ your article (and then Spurgeon over on tCR) and consumed some number of beer while churning through all 18 questions (I think I was averaging 2 questions a beer). By the end there were a scant 9 bottles. While each was willing to lay down its life for the cause, they fortunately were not called upon to perform that final duty.

    (all 9 have since been consumed, tho. So ends the Summer beer — I’ll just have to switch from Summer to the Octoberfest, which is only 4 months old by this point)

  2. davidpwelsh says:

    “It is (or was) also over 6 months old at a minimum. So it might have been a little off — as was I by the end of my response, I think I was trying to make some kind of point about official or licensed digital editions (or at least extended previews) being made available to fans who can no longer afford to spend $10 just to try something new on the off chance they’ll like it.”

    I’m glad you mentioned that, because I thought about digital delivery as I was writing my list of questions and meant to say something about it, but my Old Man Paper Bias must have kicked in and shoved it in the back of my brain behind visions of raw cookie dough or something.

    I wonder how much of a factor in licensing agreements digital content delivery is, if at all, and how that’s going to change. I still think the Netcomics model — micropayments for chapters of online content that’s also available in print — is a viable one and might become a standard for publishers of licensed material.

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