[The Public Domain in the digital age] The internet gives access to the...– Beautiful words from the Europeana Public Domain Charter, 2011. http://www.europeana-libraries.eu/web/europeana-project/publications
A large, leaky market may actually provide more revenue than a small one over...– This is something you either know, deep down in your bones, or are hostile towards, (ref the intro to Chris Anderson’s Free), but I don’t remember hearing it so well put before. From James Boyle’s The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain (2003), p....
Arguments concerning the opportunity cost of open access (giving away potential...– From The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid: A business model perspective on open metadata (PDF), Europeana, 2011. (quote is from a case study about Yale University // an interview with Meg Bellinger, page 23)
The non-commercial clause that has governed use and re-use of the Museum’s...– From The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid: A business model perspective on open metadata (PDF), Europeana, 2011. (quote is from a case study about the British Museum // an interview with Dominic Oldman, page 24)
Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered...– Robert Anton Wilson, 1991 From a letter to Mark Frauenfelder. via Boing Boing
Note to self re: orgs moving forward
DPLA is moving forward (announcing technical team, http://dp.la/2012/01/04/announcing-our-interim-technical-development-team/) MIT Open Courseware is moving forward (OCWx, a free online education) National Archives is moving forward (Citizen Archivist Dashboard) Yale is moving forward (public domain policy)
It turns out to be surprisingly hard to convince (some) people that the very...– From a comment on The Great Digitization Or The Great Betrayal? | Techdirt The article is important in its own right, but I liked the comment quoted in particular. The whole paragraph is below: “It turns out to be surprisingly hard to convince (some) people that the very best thing to do...
Understanding something abstract or proving that something is true becomes a...– What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics? - Quora
You are often confident that something is true long before you have an airtight...– …You have a large catalog of connections between concepts… I love this idea of building and maintaining - - having access to - - a catalog of connections between concepts in your head. What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics? - Quora
You are comfortable with feeling like you have no deep understanding of the...– Knowing how to work comfortably and productively in a state of confusion An excerpt from What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematic? from Quora (via BoingBoing). Wonderful replies from an anonymous mathematician resonate with me and in many ways describe what I think is...
So what are four lesbians from the early 20th century doing on St. Bart’s in,...– “That’s what I do, I make things up” Quote about artistic intent, copyright, and appropriation, from Richard Prince Lawsuit Focuses on Limits of Appropriation - NYTimes.com Full paragraph, In a deposition in the case that was recently published as part of an unlikely art book by...