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RE: The tragedy of the commons
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 09:49:00 -0500
If you can get a copy of it:
"Public Assets, Private Profits: Reclaiming the
American Commons in an Age of Market Enclosure";
David Bollier, New American Foundation, Washington DC.
Can't agree with all of it but it is stimulating
reading. It is hard to figure out if the WWW
is a commons or an enclosure of the Internet.
Did a commons exist before Bolt Beranek and
Newman invented the Internet? Perhaps the rush
to put all information on it to meet the crazy
statements that any idea without a URL no longer
existed was the greatest sucker response of all
time. Is it possible that the ground is common
but the grass is private? Who reseeds the commons?
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h