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trans-coord/gnun/philosophy words-to-avoid.html

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: trans-coord/gnun/philosophy words-to-avoid.html
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:10:16 +0000

CVSROOT:        /sources/trans-coord
Module name:    trans-coord
Changes by:     Yavor Doganov <yavor>   12/01/30 19:10:16

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        gnun/philosophy: words-to-avoid.html 

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@@ -206,7 +206,8 @@
 <h4 id="Consume">&ldquo;Consume&rdquo;</h4>
 It is erroneous to speak of "consuming" digital information, music,
-software, etc.  See the following entry,</p>
+software, etc., since using them does not consume them.  See the
+following entry,</p>
 <h4 id="Consumer">&ldquo;Consumer&rdquo;</h4>
@@ -216,10 +217,10 @@
 The terms &ldquo;producer&rdquo; and &ldquo;consumer&rdquo; come from
 economic theory, and bring with them its narrow perspective and
-misguided assumptions.  They tend to warp your thinking.</p>
+misguided assumptions.  These tend to warp your thinking.</p>
 In addition, describing the users of software as &ldquo;consumers&rdquo;
-presumes a narrow role for them: it regards them as cattle that
+presumes a narrow role for them: it regards them as sheep that
 passively graze on what others make available to them.</p>
 This kind of thinking leads to travesties like the CBDTPA
@@ -477,7 +478,19 @@
 and legitimize proprietary software.</p>
-<h4 id="MP3Player">&ldquo;MP3 player&rdquo;</h4>
+<h4 id="Market">&ldquo;Monetize&rdquo;</h4>
+The natural meaning of &ldquo;monetize&rdquo; is &ldquo;convert into
+money&rdquo;.  If you make something and then convert it into money,
+that means there is nothing left except money, so nobody but you has
+gained anything, and you contribute nothing to the world.</p>
+By contrast, a productive and ethical business does not convert all of
+its product into money.  Part of it is a contribution to the rest of
+the world.</p>
+<h4 id="MP3Player">&ldquo;MP3 Player&rdquo;</h4>
 In the late 1990s it became feasible to make portable, solid-state
 digital audio players. Most support the patented MP3 codec, but not
@@ -723,7 +736,7 @@
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+$Date: 2012/01/30 19:10:15 $
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