It seems that Radiohead’s experiment into paying what you what for a digital download of their new album Rainbows. For anti-DRM activists, it’s the end of music labels. For skeptics, it’s just a demo teaser marketing scam designed to get you to buy their ‘real’ CD for more money. For market-is-everything economists, it’s an exercise in applying world-is-nail to I-have-hammer.
Of course, they’re all wrong. It’s clearly a dog chasing a squirrel. Or something.
(incidentally, the page on the edit wars over whether or not to show the inkblots themselves is a brain-squeezer.)