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This paper, submitted to the Design Fictions track at ACM GROUP 2016, is a review of a non-existent book, “Reading Elinor Ostrom in Silicon Valley: Exploring Institutional Diversity on the Internet,” edited by a non-existent researcher named Kieran X. Yuval and published in 2021 (a date, at time of writing, decidedly in the future) by NJU Press, a non-existent academic press. In contrast to the fictitious nature of the editor, book, and press, Elinor Ostrom was a real person and everything described about her and her work in the paper is, to the best of the author’s knowledge, true.

Added October 11, 2019