Posted in Knitting
May 10, 2005

How NOT to foster a crafting community

Step one: register a particular service mark
Step two: wait a few years til another author writes a book with two words from your mark in the title
Step three: watch as the author sells 250,000+ books, and get greedy
Step four: start suing fans of the author for naming their clubs after the book
Step five: delete all negative comments you receive for doing so and act as if nothing is wrong

You can read more about it in this article I wrote for Blogcritics or here on MetaFilter.

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  • Becky

    Y’know… no one has posted on this matter yet at the Official Stitch ‘n Bitch Forum at http://www.bust.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi. And since SFSE keeps on keeping on deleting posts, it’s hard to discuss and debate. Did Shannon want to do the honors? 🙂

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