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Middlemen are exploitive and unnecessary. Like a transnational corporation that sells a $2 shoe to you for $100, middlemen justify their existence with inflated concepts of expertise and brand name. The same middlemen are evident in the world of art, books and other media. Dealers and agents stand between the artist and the patron. Editors and publishers stand between the author and the reader. Each of these middlemen takes their bite and leaves their mark on what they see as commodity.
     Technology is in the process of redefining the relationship we have with our middlemen. The bandwidth being ratcheted into place will carry free-floating media with decreased production costs and unclarified control. (And if this is true for internet distributed music and movies, it will be especially true for the relatively narrow bandwidth of printed media.)
     The internet gives us the liberty to circumvent the middlemen of our lives. It allows a wider range of artists and writers to broadcast their work and promote themselves.
     Hopefully, this site will be part of the revolution.
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