Hello there -- this is one Scott Kinoshita, the author of the blog on the CMO site. I appreciate the feedback; the blog post caused a nice amount of discussion on the CMO site.
I am aware that it is possible to "compete with free", but that's a subject for a follow-up post. As to the weakness of the second two arguments, I will admit I skimped a bit on back-up data, and I'll try to back up my arguments more int he future.
I want to say that @Jesse is correct in modifying my second point; it's less technology favouring one side and more one side not using the tech to their advantage.
The most requests I got were for a proposed solutions to property holders, and I'm drafting a follow-up post or two that outlines a framework I think could work. When live, I'd like to invite everyone to visit the CMO site and post their thoughts... or if I get mentioned again, feel free to drop input here.
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