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Livingston: You were the first company to do that? Kahle: Well, I think we may have been the first to think of the Internet as a distribution system of software: to give something away and to sell it. I don't know of any examples before. Livingston: That is so many companies' business model these days; it's interesting to think it was the first. Kahle: I don't know if it was the first, but it was certainly early. We also found that people—even if we sold them the software—often didn't know what to do with it. They wanted consulting services. We started what I think became the first web studio, or web services business. We worked with big players, whether they were newspapers or magazines, that wanted to publish on the Net. This allowe...