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Re: Does "free" lead to "paid"?

I must say that I disagree with Klaus Graf.  The issue is the Law 
of Small Numbers.  If I may be permitted a baseball metaphor 
(yes, yet another one), you can't tell the outcome of the game at 
the end of the first inning.  Empirically, the Yankees may be 
ahead, but it is not an empiric matter to say that the Red Sox 
will not sit on their bats.

Joe Esposito

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Klaus Graf <klausgraf@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Excellent post? Very poor and "shameless" post! There is enough 
> empirical evidence for the opinion thet Open Access support 
> print sales:
> http://delicious.com/Klausgraf/monograph_open_access
> Klaus Graf
> 2010/3/10 Joseph Esposito <espositoj@gmail.com>:

>> For anyone who hasn't seen it, there is an excellent post at 
>> Scholarly Kitchen by Kent Anderson. =A0Kent is on a roll. Here 
>> is the link:
>> http://j.mp/aDcdCe
>> Kent analyzes the notion that giving away free books leads to the
>> sale of books, whether p or e.
>> Joe Esposito

Joe Esposito