The object of my critique is Justin's comment about Educendium being a great project for undergraduate anthropology courses - as though undergrads don't already have enough to do and adding to wikis is not anthropology training and obviously the point I raised about them appropriating labour for no money.
Philip, I am glad to see that there is at least one member of the OAC who can understand J's perspective.
Philip, You first reduced Huon's arguments to his social position, while claiming that you miraculously transcended that position to share an ideology with J Beck. This suggests to me that the issue is one of ideas unrelated to social position. I know students who are generous with their time while others are narrowly self-regarding. I don't think it is a matter of social class. Now you throw out the postmodern taunt as a substitute for engaging with Huon's arguments over several posts. The fact is that J Beck has single-handedly derailed this thread from a constructive discussion of how to go about developing wiki contributions in anthropology. No doubt he will come again with a repeat of his one-track idea. This has nothing to do with sociology or with broad cultural categories. It is a dispute over the value of working for the commons as opposed to sticking with the utilitarian creed. That's a personal choice.
The interesting empirical question (pace Huon) is why so many potential contributors are making the "personal choice" to not participate and not contribute. Repeating your mantra in favour of working for the commons blocks rather than opens exploration of this issue. Nor does it contribute to dialogue to berate contributors who take a view different than yours.