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We might prop things up. Public funding, sponsors. Or subvert the capitalist paradigm: steal this hypertext. This is what we're doing today, but it's hard to believe it's going to work
Jan, the technophile, sides with amazon.com. It's a mess, and there's no good way out. We might be able to get out of this mess with explosives: internet commerce and distributor consolidation are effectively destroying the independent bookstore and may
Weiss remembers better times. Revolutionary struggle is what we need. He'll join you on the barricade, if you can figure out where to put it.
Ted's subversion is simpler. Ignore the trade, ignore the literary world, just turn your back. Go back to the fundamentals: make literature, copy it, and sell it to willing readers. It ought to be possible to pull this off. Imagine a literary world wher