The barriers to micropayments may be insurmountable

I love the idea of micropayments, but they never caught on. Andrew Odlyzko’s The Case Against Micropayments summarizes the obstacles to micropayments. [PDF]

Clay Shirky also wrote an article called “The case against micropayments” about two years ago, which is what finally convinced me that micropayments are going nowhere.

If you’re fighting micropayments in your organization, these articles provide great ammunition. If you’re considering, or waiting for, micropayments, you might want to consider moving on.

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