Yesterday I was checking some website that was mentioned by a PH member. The site is not paleo friendly, quite the opposite and besides various health (?) claims there was one thing that really got my attention.
There was an option called something like "Online program". Basically you pay the author 500$ for a month and get some sort of onling coaching, email/Skype support, eBook, ... Actual content isn't really that important, I'm talking more about the concept.
I admit I would be devasted to see Stephan/Harris/Peter/Eades (not Sisson though. I love his work but fuck 750$ PrimalCOn tickets and "AUTOSHIP") advertising their new online coaching program, especially if they would use marketing gimmicks (khm, Sisson and Primal Leap, khm) about how awesome this program really is.
Hardcover books on the other hand present no moral problem to me. I can actually touch them, throw them away, lend them, basically do multiple physical stuff with it (eBooks just suck in that aspect). Plus the price isn't really high and for me it's mostly about supporting the author (and not financing his new Bentley).
I still think about Paleo like a new age Hippie community and therefore charging money for knowledge seems, well, it just doesn't fit in my idealistic idea of the (paleo) world.
What is your take on this ? At which products (books, supplements, DVD's, T-Shirts ...) do you draw the limit and when "guru" becomes "Atkins" (my synonym for making nutritional money milkers) ? Will paleo become a huge business ? Will Patrick ever sent us a "SUPA DUPA AWESOME TIME LIMITED LIFE CHANGING OFFER" subscription for-only-50$-a-month email ?
Ikco and lot's of )('s :D