Content Is Becoming a Commodity - ReadWriteWeb

ReadWriteWeb has an interesting article discussing the commoditization of content, which essentially means that online content (think blogs, etc) is going the way of music, where since anyone can produce it and anyone can (more or less) copy it, there is an economic drive towards of supply and demand leading all content itself to be valued at zero. Bloggers, then, are increasingly facing what musicians are facing, which is that they need to bring more to the table than just content itself. Some things that bring visitors back: the resources, the community, the first-to-print, etc. This is a powerful principle that is changing and tearing down traditionally monopolistic industries in the digital age.