When I first saw this on one of my incoming feeds today I thought it might be of interest.
When I followed the link, I found an O’Reilly video, which broke out to be:
25:23 free minutes and 133:01 minutes for $59.99.
Rounding down that works out to about $30/hour for the video.
When you compare that to other links I saw today:
- Interactive Data Visualization by Lynne Cherny (free)
- Themap (free)
- Tales from the TinkerPop by Marko A. Rodriguez (free)
- SVGnest (free)
What is the value proposition that sets the price on an O’Reilly video?
So far as I can tell, pricing for content on the Internet is similar the pricing of seats on airlines.
Pricing for airline seats is beyond “arbitrary” or “capricious.” More akin to “absurd” and/or “whatever a credulous buyer will pay.”
Speculations on possible pricing models O’Reilly is using?
Suggestions on a viable pricing model for content?