Andromeda Yelton

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pseudonymity and the commons

November 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

In Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky quotes Elinor Ostrom, the economics Nobelist who studies the management of shared resources: When individuals who have high discount rates and little mutual trust act independently, without the capacity to communicate, to enter into binding agreements, and to arrange for monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, they are not likely to choose [...]

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why pseudonymity matters

August 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments · Uncategorized

My friends are an interesting bunch. I’m not talking about their brilliance, creativity, and charisma, although they have that in glorious abundance. I’m talking about their hacking (in both the computer and the MIT sense), their naked parties and their bondage parties, their experience with all manner of drugs. I’m glad I know people who [...]

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