Kris Tuttle makes a very interesting point in his comment on my last post.
I have watched with awe as my children share their buying rationales with me, for devices as well as “content”. What they see value in, what they abhor. The polyphonic ringtones example is a classic.
Even if we got conned downstream, many of us were attracted by adjectives like “green” and “organic”.
Generation M will look for different kitemarks. Shareable. Copiable. Mashable.
Note that they don’t look for Free as in Gratis. It has always been Free as In Freedom for them.
While we mope around trying to look for just Playable.
I look forward to seeing things marked SCM for Shareable Copiable Mashable. Or maybe the Creative Commons CC already does this…