To all the fixers and tweakers and priests,
Get the hell out. Or realize that you are insane. And then get the hell out. By 'fixing' bitcoin you deny others the opportunity to use it as it is. What is it you people have against diversity? Free 'speech' software means you get to make your own. It does not mean you get to impose on others.
A list of bitcoin-like currencies: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7500.0
For those that remain,
Fundamental to problem solving are reusable units. LEGO blocks are better than pieces with random shapes misfit together in some kind of new age orgy of imposed unity. The personal computer is better than myriad of incompatible systems of the 1950s. Eli Whitney and his interchangeable parts, remember him?
I propose a total of four levels of units.
The first is bitcoin:
Bitcoin - allows interchangeable standard which even an idiot can adapt to his own uses
No changes to the inherent limits.
The second level of fundamental units which can be pegged to bitcoin but do not require the 21 million limit because they are anchored to physical limitations:
Diskcoin - exchange storage space
Bandwidth - exchange transmission speed
Cyclecoin - exchange processing capability
None of the above will be allowed to be rented because they are fundamental units of the digital world.
The third level is a bridge between the second level and the fourth:
Servcoin - a basket currency that is a mix of whatever you choose to throw in from the fundamentals or the imitations.
These may be rented because they are fundamental to the interaction between the real world and the digital.
The fourth level is the crazy, hysterical, paranoid, experimental, and gonzo currencies a few people want to distort bitcoin into being:
the ones i like
the ones i don't like
everything else lol