Over at Noise Between Stations, Victor tries to find a balance between Shirky's and McCloud's (both convincing, but contradictory) arguments on micropayments: "In the end, Shirky takes a very pragmatic look at the market, and raises some useful questions. McCloud is a lover of content and wants to see piracy end, as do I. I don't see enough cooperation and standardization to bring McCloud's ideal to fruition, but neither do I think it's as hopeless as Shirky's view." Interesting.