paying to send email
Posted Sep 12, 2007 8:17 UTC (Wed) by copsewood
In reply to: Software liability laws: a dangerous solution
Parent article: Software liability laws: a dangerous solution
A good idea, but unfortunately very difficult to see it happen unless the existing email system collapses, assuming that Metcalfe's law holds.
Nevertheless, I have written a paper and specified outline protocols for a payment system that might be of interest if the existing email system does collapse (or in connection with other mass applications for micropayments, assuming the preference for flat-rate communications costs becomes outweighed by the general desirability of being able to make larger numbers of smaller payments more flexibly.)
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