McKenzie Wark on Wed, 14 Jun 2000 18:00:11 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> [talk given at tulipomania dotcom]

Michael makes a good point about the relationship between the economy
of attention and the fringe benefits associated with attention -- the
conferences, the travel and so on. But i think he's missing one thing:
there's a difference between choosing to give intellectual property
away free, and having others appropriate it. I'm not arguing for the
replacement of the gift economy by a commodity one. Rather, for the
right of intellectual producers to choose when to participate on a
gift economy. Photocopying in universities is of course just one 
example. The merits of the gift economy has been widely canvassed on
nettime; the role of property and its protection as an element in
economic autonomy, less so.


"We no longer have roots, we have aerials."
 -- McKenzie Wark 

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Michael Goldhaber wrote:

> Wait a minute! Clearly, McKenzie Wark is getting paid for publishing on
> nettime. Otherwise why would he do it? I want my share.

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