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Eric Hellman, Go To Hellman, Oct 04, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I appreciate that Eric Hellman is trying to animate his discussion of the value of open content, and I think his argument is certainly novel (which is why I'm linking to it here). But the idea of content as currency is disturbing to me. As is this: "Can you imagine if your dollar bill said "This note is legal tender for all non-commercial debts public or private". That would be silly. The whole point of money is that it doesn't change depending on its use." I'm not sure where to begin with this.

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