I dunno. Tell me if you disagree on this one. He’s talking about a public library for cast-iron stoves, a public library for DVDs, etc. “Deliver the thing in an electronic form” is just an implementation detail; the overall architecture is just “people shouldn’t own things; they should rent them or borrow them or use them in non-tangible form.”
This reminds me that I really should use the public library for books more. I own too many books. The thing is, though, that I love beating the crap out of them, breaking their spines, taking notes in them, spilling coffee on them, etc. I’m something of a book sadist.
(I finished [book: The Sleepwalkers] and [book: Lost Memory of Skin] this weekend, by the way. Reviews forthcoming, for some definition of ‘forth’.)