So I downloaded the first part of Stephen King's new novel The Plant on line yesterday (yes i payed the dollar).
The book looks good so far, and I'm looking forward to the future chapters, but I fear that King's experiment will fail. There's no way that 70% of the downloads will be payed for.
I think king will have to reasses his definition of success before this experiment is over. If he ends up getting more money from this book than his average take from books he's sold through the brick and mortar channel, then i would consider the experiment a success.
volsung: Ingo Molnar talks about threading and processes in linux here. Look at question 6.