ESBN.org

Various authors, Jan 12, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The ESBN database launches. The Electronic Standard Book Number (ESBN) is the unique identifier of electronic media. "An ESBN is used to establish and identify one downloaded or issued copy of electronic media such as an e-book, digital document, and streaming audio/video." As David Weinberger comments, cynically (but probably accurately), "It's all part of the attempt to impose the restrictions of the physical on the digital, enforcing scarcity where there is none." More background from Weinberger.
Views: 0 today, 161 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]
Creative Commons License. gRSShopper

Copyright 2015 Stephen Downes ~ Contact: stephen@downes.ca
This page generated by gRSShopper.
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2017 11:59 a.m.