Post-intprop business

Here’s an interesting one, that’s going to merit a bit more thought. Via lesscode, an interview with Alan Cooper, the big VB fella, in which he talks about the idea that “code is not an asset”, suggesting instead that the asset is actually “experience and knowledge that the people who have built your code have gathered during the construction of that code”.

I’ve been wondering about how one might apply economic value to knowledge, skills and talent in a post-copyright world, and this sounds like it might be a starting place. Perhaps more interestingly: can it be made to apply to other creative endeavour that coding?

Like I say, one to come back to.

This entry was originally published at my workblog.

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