Will and I have often talked about how our apparently
unrelated fields of work intersect. In fact, we’re co-writing an article with
the working title, “Actually you did
go to seminary to solve parking problems.” But it’s rare for us to see these
two areas intersect in anyone else’s mind.
But here it is, in no other place than a New York Times’
article about Radiohead’s decision to put their latest album up for download on
a whatever-you-want-to-pay basis. Basically, they couldn’t imagine signing
another major record deal. Mr Yorke explains:
it’s tempting to have someone say to you, ‘You will never have to worry about
money ever again, but no matter how much money someone gives you – what ,
you’re not going to spend it? You’re not going to find stupid ways to get rid
of it? Of course you are. It’s like building roads and expecting there to be
you have it: human fallibility and traffic planning, straight from Radiohead.