Explain Rose's conception of Comedy of the Commons
- -the value of a resource can dramatically increase if more people use it
- -In the comedy of the commons, each person, while getting something for themselves, also (directly or indirectly) contributes back to the common good at the same time.
- -Ex. Torrent site
- -Although she was writing prior to the mainstreaming of the Internet and the explosion of the World Wide Web, Rose’s observations,about how certain social and commercial commons beneﬁted from an increase in users seemed to anticipate the logic of the new media that would emerge in the coming decades; for example, Rose predicted that ‘... properties devoted to such noncommercial uses as recreation or speech could achieve their highest value when they are accessible to the public at large’
- -the more who join, increase enjoyment