Techdirt Podcast Episode 189: What The Hell Is Initiative Q?

from the many-Qs-few-As dept

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve received an invitation to join Initiative Q, and also a good chance that you took one look at it and thought “wow, this seems extremely sketchy.” And indeed, there’s little reason (other than hopefulness) to see the strange new proposed payment system as anything but a pyramid scheme. But it’s got people talking, thanks in no small part to its viral marketing scheme, so this week’s episode is all about trying to figure out just what Initiative Q really is.

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tawsenior (profile) says:

Re: Re: Here's today's 65 month gap zombie!

Long time listener, first time caller here, Bob.

Actually, I don’t normally have a comment that hasn’t already been said, so I read the newsfeed and move on with my day.

Now, if you have an actual answer to my question, that would be great.

I’ll be in my bunker, away from the other extroverts and hiding out.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re: Here's today's 65 month gap zombie!

Because he presumably has an untreated form of schizophrenia. What’s really funny is when his conspiracy targets clapback at him like tawsenior did. Which means he has to either drive deeper into crazy town or admit he’s full of shit. And I think we all know which one blue will choose.

Mike Masnick (profile) says:

Re: Transcript of podcast?

Is there a transcript available? I would rather read than listen.

We don’t currently do transcripts. We have checked out a bunch of possible solutions, but they tend to either be (a) way too expensive or (b) not very good. At some point we’re hoping to add transcripts, but it’s simply not feasible right now.

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