Re: [rumori] gifts

From: Colin Hinz (
Date: Sat Apr 27 2002 - 10:15:58 PDT

On Sat, 27 Apr 2002, Steev Hise wrote:

> My comment about gift economies to Don was simply to imply this
> idea:
> Artists, stop worrying about getting compensated. Art is a gift.
> Find another way to make money. Get a day job. Then stop
> worrying.
> i thought i'd put this in a separate post because it's such a big
> topic.
> thoughts?

Look at the larger picture, Steev -- what you're saying is that artists
and musicians who work in the digital domain should give their work
away, whereas painters, sculptors, and lounge pianists should all be
entitled to business as usual.

Or are you saying that artistic creators in meatspace must be forced
to give their work away too? How else would you achieve parity?

- Colin Hinz
  Toronto, Canada

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