The Case Against Micropayments. Interesting, but I'm not convinced Mr. Shirky is right. He is right that the single toughest thing about micropayments is getting the infrastucture in place, which is gonna be real hard.
Scott McCloud's little visual essay on 'trails' is worth a second look.
The Snowman, a well-fed, dominating, patriarchal male who symbolizes patriarchal control of public space, and is always white. Next up: snow angels are symbolic of female submissiveness, or something.
Maybe, but there are better ways of smashing patriarchy. What's a pop culture critic to do..?