Paul J Collins said:
> Have they patented it yet?
They'll have a hard time, Paypal was prior art ;)
> The idea is interesting, but I personally want nothing to do with
> Amazon. I have a feeling that Neilsen went for it because he thinks
> that micropayments are the saviour of the Internet; $1 is hardly a
> micropayment, however.
I've seen more PayPal than Amazon mini-payment buttons around. And yes,
I've seen 'em on free software pages. IMHO it's a cool feature.
It's not real micropayments, but visit http://www.shirky.com/ for an
argument as to why true u-payments are possibly not a good thing...
I like the way PayPal presents one screen saying "are you sure you want
to pay $1 to Foo?"
Visit http://docsearls.weblogs.com/ for lots of commentary from Doc Searls
(writes for Linux Magazine) on these tip-jar-like systems,
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