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"how we learned to stop worrying and embrace the abstraction"

A Brief History Of Money [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 16, 2012 - 53 comments

"He's not a kid who thinks he's going to get things."

"You've never heard of this game. It's in only one cabinet, playable in one city and, generously estimating, maybe it makes a dollar a day. Nothing about this video game suggests it's someone's meal ticket, but it is. For life." This is the story of Off the Waffle, the arcade game made for the Eugene, OR, restaurant of the same name. [more inside]
posted by hades on Nov 3, 2011 - 35 comments

Grouponomics

The Sharing Economy (via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless on May 5, 2011 - 12 comments

I got what you want and you got what I want lets trade!

Low on money, don't despair, before money there was barter and you can still barter! Bartering for space. Bartering for the use of a car. Bartering food for pints of beer. Bartering books you've read for books you haven't read. Bartering gifts you don't want for gifts you do want. Bartering for dental care. Bartering for baby sitters time. Bartering time on your couch for time on someone else's couch. Bartering time in your home for time in someone else's home. Bartering your UK Council flat for someone else's council flat. Time as a currency alternative. Time banks, bartering your free time for time money. A list of 101 US based timebanks. A timebank in New York. Timebanking in The UK. A bartering exchange. Another bartering exchange. And another bartering exchange.Yet another bartering exchange. A UK based bartering exchange. Obligatory tale of serial bartering: a paperclip for a house. Lest you think bartering is for small transactions only, China barters infrastructure for $9B worth of copper. All the BarterNews you'll need to keep abreast of the fast moving world of barter!
posted by Mutant on Dec 26, 2010 - 22 comments

What do you mean I can't pay my rent with this?

The Bitchun Society is now open for all of your Whuffie-market needs. Or cynical mocking, take your pick. Via (of course) BoingBoing. Can a brother get a ping? Confused?
posted by loquacious on Oct 6, 2006 - 58 comments

One Red Paperclip turns into a house!

One red paperclip has, after 14 trades, been turned into a farmhouse in Kipling, Saskatchewan. Previously, previously.
posted by cerebus19 on Jul 8, 2006 - 74 comments

One Red Paperclip turns into a year in Phoenix

One red paperclip turns into a year's free rent on an a house in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously.
posted by cerebus19 on Apr 17, 2006 - 41 comments

One Red Paperclip

One Red Paperclip. A story of a man attempting to turn a paperclip into a house.
posted by greasy_skillet on Nov 9, 2005 - 40 comments

Swap with a sailor (or a pirate ;)

Swappingtons! Howdy fair sailor, "Swappingtons is a great way to get rid of any books, CDs or DVDs that you don't want anymore, and get other items in return for them. The great part too is, once you're done with the items you get, you can just turn around and list them again so someone else will take them and you can get something else." Andrew (of DiaryLand, Pitas and various other web enterprises) has set up a barter club for your mutual benefit! (kinda like a LETS) Be sure to check out the short instructional dramatization :D
posted by kliuless on Jan 17, 2003 - 9 comments

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