Download Free : Chris Anderson Pdf
Pages – 218
Available Formats – PDF
Book Name – Free
Author – Chris Anderson
Inside this book – One of the reasons that Free is often so hard to grasp is that it is not a thing, but rather the absence of a thing. It is the hole where the price should be, the void at the till. We tend to think in terms of the concrete and tangible, yet free is a concept, not something you can count on your fingers. It took thousands of years of civilization to even find a number to describe it. The quantification of nothingness started, as so many things do, with the Babylonians. Around 3000 B.C., in the Fertile Crescent of present-day Iraq, a thriving agricultural society had a counting problem. It was not the obvious bug that yr w d‡ou or I might have spotted, which is that their system was sexagesimal, or based on powers of sixties instead of tens. As awkward as that is, as long as you don‘t expect to count with your fingers and toes, it‘s easy enough to figure out (it is, after all, the root of our own time system). No, the problem was something else: how to write down numbers. Unlike most other cultures of that era, the Babylonians didn‘t have a different symbol for every number within their base set. Instead, they used just two marks: a wedge that represented 1 and a double wedge that represented 10. So, depending on where it was placed, a single wedge could represent 1; 60; 3,600; or an even greater multiple of sixty. It was, writes Charles Seife in Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, ―the Bronze Age equivalent of computer code.‖ This made perfect sense in a culture that counted with an abacus. Adding numbers with that clever device is simply a matter of moving stones up and down, with stones in different columns representing different values. If you have abacuses with sixty stones in each column, a numbering system based on powers of sixty is no harder than one based on tens.
1st Review – Chris Anderson rolls out his big brain again and hits us with a shifting paradigm in our culture. Forget everything you learned in ECON101, Free changes all of that and Anderson can back it up with some compelling examples. Must read!
2nd Review – Interesting exploration of the ways companies can use free products to increase their business. I’ve certainly seen benefits from having my novel “Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo” available for free, and this book has encouraged me to think about ways to expand on that.
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Quote to read :- Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt
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