Friday, January 22nd, 2010

'Wired': Money Wants To Be Free!

MONEY, CHANGES, NOTHING?This seems to be the March cover of Wired. That coverline is: "MONEY wants to be FREE"! So listen. No, it doesn't. That's the last thing money wants. In fact, as money moves closer towards free, it loses value. Money hates to lose value. Money's life goals include: 1. Not losing value and 2. Gaining value. Anyway, maybe this is a joke mock-up cover they made for some free Wired party, where all the food was free, and no one had a salary, because their work was free. But if it does arrive in people's mailboxes (for free), they're gonna have some serious explaining to do, which they will do, to me, at no cost.

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mathnet (#27)


jolie (#16)


Is Wired coil bound now? And page formatted like a travel guide?

Sweetie (#519)

My subscription wants to be free.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I can't afford it.

Ok, so let me get this straight. The Wired people used to be all "information wants to be free," but now it's money that wants to be free and information (well, NY Times articles) that wants to be pricey and and and oh, cruel future, to confound my expectations so!

Onjay (#2,679)

With free speech, free trade, free love, free spirits, free expression, free information exchange and free healthcare all going down the fucking toilet, we're turning to free MONEY?

HiredGoons (#603)


Matt (#26)

Did no one listen to EITHER Don Henley OR Dire Straits in the 80s?

Matt (#26)

I'm not even going to BOTHER bringing up Patti Smith in the 70s.

LondonLee (#922)

I was just listening to that! But I couldn't think of a cleverly-related comment.

Urbania (#94)

Sorry, they meant that the *singer* Money wants to be free, of her record contract, and all the constraints society has placed on her. You thought that our agreed-upon concept of "money" wanted to be free. SILLY. CONCEPTS DON'T WANT ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY DON'T THINK. Choire, I think you're losing your touch.

HiredGoons (#603)


DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Giving them the benefit of the doubt, perhaps money wants to be free of our bizarre banking system? Or maybe money wants to be free of physical currency? Those things actually make sense.

PinkPundit (#155)

"Money has one face, that of the boss." – Negri

raincoaster (#628)

Having lived through NAFTA I know just how this is going to go. It'll come close to passing in Congress, but will be shut down by Republicans who oppose Those Damn Pinkos. Even if it manages to get passed into law, the so-called "free trade" agreements will be found to apply to everything BUT money.

As, indeed, they do now.

Chris Wagner (#3,727)

They mean "free as in freedom" (liberty) not "free as in beer".

I.e., people should be free to use what they want for "money". Money should not be controlled by a coercive monopoly and forced upon us.

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