Currency “Equity” (Yet another community currency metaphor)

“Don’t worry, it’s a rental.” That’s what we say when we drive that Hertz car smack through a pot hole. The difference between how people keep up rented appartments and owned homes is a standard trope in our culture. We understand that people feel and behave differently about things that they own. The same must […]

another currency metaphor

In my on-going quest for good metaphors and ways of thinking about the community/multi-currency world, an excellent metaphor came to me that is useful when talking about all this with programmers: federal currency = global variables community currency = local variables Writing software with only global variables is not impossible, but their “liquidity” (i.e. the […]