There is a report that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling the digital signature to his first tweet
With an original recording, you have the actual spoke words of someone like Graham Bell saying “Mr Watson, come here. I want to see you.” That would be the first audible message that could be replayed so others would hear exactly how it sounded. This is a digital copy of words that can be replicated in the same exact form – and have been replicated millions of times.
Another analogy is like selling the first words printed in the oldest known book, Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist book from Dunhuang, China from around 868 A.D. For most of us, the words are only as valuable as their content not as meaningless memorabilia of the first publication since they are fungible. Here the only non-fungible element is the autograph since even the copy is just a printing of a digital message.
Next Dorsey can sell digital pillows made from the virtual feathers of the Twitter bird for the ultimate virtual sleep. He could be the digital MyPillowGuy with an alternative of Giga rather than “Giza” cotton.
If we are going to sell off digital relics, I would be more interested in memorabilia of free speech that once defined Twitter and other Big Tech companies. That is now the ultimate “non-fungible token” (NFT) on social media. Indeed, Dorsey’s has added to its scarcity (and market value) with his expanded censorship of opposing viewpoints.