We now have over ten years to reflect on the developing culture of the Internet, from its emergence as a research and development (R&D) and educational tool in the early 1990s to its commercialization in the mid-1990s and the ensuing Web-based hypercommodification of today (Raphael200 1). It has become evident that a moral distinction describes the tensions inherent in this development of the Internet: commerce versus commons applications, or as both Walters (2001) and Moll and Shade (200lb) refer to it, "e-commerce vs. e-commons" visions.