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Initial post: Apr 4, 2009 10:08:20 AM PDT
Isn't it suprising (and rather annoying) that Free is not free?

Posted on May 21, 2009 3:01:45 PM PDT
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Posted on May 21, 2009 3:01:59 PM PDT
G. Wilkes says:

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2009 1:34:06 AM PDT
T. Willitts says:
Not at all. Only an idiot would really be suprirsed.

It's just ironic, a bit amusing.

Posted on Jul 2, 2009 8:06:53 PM PDT
John Hilton says:
What's funny about this thread is that the book _is_ free. -- free audio version right there. I just downloaded the whole thing and listened to the Introduction. Even though it says "abridged" it was the same as the print version. And inside the book it says that on the release day of the book, that an electronic version of the book _will_ be available for free.

Posted on Jul 5, 2009 7:18:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2009 7:19:41 AM PDT
"Ideas want to be Free"??... Does Gasoline "want to be free" as well? How bout clothing? Surely it desires to be free..... Why don't we all just go take both? Humans desire that these things be free but the brick wall of reality dictates that they are not and if you drive off without paying for filling up you get punished. This is just justification for the usual suspects (musicians, artists, writers) getting screwed by the man (or everyman in this case). It is indeed ironic that this printed book isn't free... I'm positive it wants to be.

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 4:20:33 AM PDT
The unabridged audiobook is available for free download on right now. It is located within an article called "tech is too cheap to meter" on the front page. Enjoy.

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 11:01:19 AM PDT
James Rea says:
I take it most posters here have not read the book. The central question of the book is essentially how are people able to make lots of money charging nothing? It then goes into quite a practical explanation of just how that happens. It does not suggest that the price of everything will drop to zero.

Once Amazon allows customer reviews I'll post more, until then you can see a through review at:

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 12:01:20 AM PDT
Cory Frye says:
Tell me: Does he get the original writers to read the parts he lifted?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2009 10:29:48 PM PDT
Boomzilla says:
It is free on Kindle...

Posted on Aug 1, 2009 8:31:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2009 8:31:39 AM PDT
I got it free on my kindle through Amazon somewhere around July 25, 2009

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 1:49:54 PM PST
mattack says:
The audio version is still free on iTunes.
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Free: How Today's Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing by Chris Anderson (Paperback - April 20, 2010)
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