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September 2, 2010 12:47 PM Subscribe
Help me find articles/books/etc. discussing the current shift from physical ownership to rental/licensing models.
posted by nuffsaid to society & culture (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
All of the recent articles about ebook readers and Apple's rental-only AppleTV announcement yesterday
have me thinking about the shift from owning analog goods, to licensing digital ones.
Looking for any intelligent articles, posts, books, video, etc., that discuss this change and possible repercussions. Especially looking for items with a cultural, philosophical, business/marketing, or psych/soc perspective.
Things that will help answer: What will it mean in the long term? Why do I (and others) feel resistant to the change? Should we feel that way? Has this all happened before?
One to get you started: The End of Ownership Culture