The Wealth of Networks = free stuff! Literally, the book is free.
Like others in our class, I hadn’t heard of Yochai Benkler before he showed up on our reading list.
The Benkler is faculty co-director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. I’ve seen a lot of interesting projects come from Berkman; it’s definitely an org to watch if you’re into cyberlaw for cyberspace.
The Wealth of Networks, his book we’re reading excerpts from, was released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Sharealike license. If you want the whole book, you’re free to download from a variety of filetypes here.
Or, more immediate and accessible, here’s Benkler’s 2005 TED talk on collaborative, open-source economics (17 minutes):
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