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Locating Value in Spreadable Media: Executive Summary (part 3/3)

By | December 16, 2009

Sorry for the delay – I meant to post this on Monday but got caught up and totally slipped my mind. Anyway, here’s the last part of the executive summary. You can read Par1 1 and Part 2 and Part 2 in this blog and download the full paper here. I’m hoping to get up […]

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Locating Value in Spreadable Media: Executive Summary (part 2/3)

By | December 10, 2009

Here’s part 2 of the executive summary to my most recent white paper, completed earlier this year and now available to the public. This part digs more into the differences in regulation and expectations between monetary and non-monetary forms of exchange. Part 1 is here. Spreadable Media Across Market and Non-market Exchanges To truly begin […]

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Locating Value in Spreadable Media: Executive Summary (Part 1/3)

By | December 8, 2009

As promised in the twitter backchannel during Futures of Entertainment 4, my most recent C3 white paper on non-monetary social economies in spreadable media is finally going public! Enormous thank yous to the entire C3 team for their enormous brains, and to Joshua Green for his editing-fu. A few of you caught a preview of […]

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The “free” fracas: a quick round-up

By | July 1, 2009

[image from nicely85, licensed under creative commons] Back in March, I wrote a piece critiquing Anderson’s model of the “Freeconomy,” calling it a fallacy. My critique was not necessarily of the models he was proposing, but the way he was conflating things that had no cost with things that were “free.” I argued that rather […]

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The Fallacy of “Free”

By | March 18, 2009

(credit: images used under CC license from cayusa) “The idea of a pure gift is a contradiction.” — Mary Douglas “Free” is a term that has come into vogue in recent years to describe many of the systems of information and services made available in the so-called new media landscape. In 2008, editor Chris […]

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