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FairPay by Richard Reisman

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Preface

FairPay has become my mission. I have always been a bit of a techno-utopian—but pragmatic and human-centered. From my first summer job at Bell Labs, my interest in information and communications technology has been focused on how it can make life better for people. That gained focus around 1970 from the work of Nelson, Engelbart, Licklider, and others on “man-machine symbiosis,” “augmenting human intellect,” and hypermedia. After a varied career at the leading edge of media technology, seeing many of the visions that drive me becoming commonplace (but many still elusive), I came to the vision of FairPay. From that perspective, I saw that the most fundamental crisis in media that I can hope to influence is not what it is (developing nicely ...

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