Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of digital items exist in the world today. Their value can be measured both financially and in terms of their benefit to the item’s owner.
Digital items, such as songs on your iTunes account, transcend physical form. Unlike CDs, records or tape cassettes, an iTunes library is accessible across various platforms, even if a phone or computer containing those files breaks down. Cross-platform accessibility, which promotes greater ease of use, is the key to virtual items’ heightened value.
Makes sense, right?
But what about items that never existed in a physical form prior to their digital counterpart? Do those have value?