Some of his statements were very profound, however, and with wide-reaching application to all content and the Internet. In particular, there is no controlling the truth that information wants to be free (as in available without controls) on the Internet. There is no holding it back. In his words:
"One of the fundamental problems with the Internet is that it doesn't respect traditional scarcity structures. It's very hard to hold information back. The trick is to worry less about controlling the content, and more about making a profit from it."
Read that last statement. That is profound. That not only applies to print media. It applies equally to video over the Internet. As much as cable companies and others cling on to existing business models and the old notion of "linear TV/TV channels" (and hope to extend that notion via IPTV in the brave new world), ultimately that will not be possible (I have blogged about this frequently in the past few days). Just ask the music labels. Don't sue and punish "violators" of the status quo. Evolve! Establish new business models. It ain't easy. But, it is cold hard reality.