Money is Legitimacy?
Okay, this strikes me. On graffiti which defaces advertising:
Advertising is designed to manipulate people, whereas graffiti is essentially a pure mode of self-expression. Advertising is encouraged or courted by the authorities. Graffiti is illegal. And here is the difference that makes sense of all the others: money. All the legitimacy of advertising derives from the money that is paid to post it and the revenue it generates.
Don’t we fight claims which are ultimately rooted in the same gag reflex?? That we’re a public domain pedestrian’s language??
And, in the context of last week’s poll on Ruby-Talk, wherein we discovered how many are out there using Ruby full-time, I wonder: are you worried about what cash could to do Ruby?