Rupert Murdoch Making A Badly Wrong Bet?

It sure looks as if that might be the case. After having risen, through the usual combination of ruthlessness, drive, luck and skill (or intelligence) to the top of the heap in at least three major media fields that I can think of (magazine, newspaper and television), ol’ Rupe has his sights set on the Internets. But, as Cory Doctorow (of the indispensable BoingBoing) argues in the Guardian in a piece called For Whom The Net Tolls, Murdoch may not have thought this one through all the way – or may be making a couple of bad guesses about the way things are likely to play out.