Via Jason at The Salt Box, who asks:
Can anyone in higher ed imagine deploying one of these nifty tokens at a meeting of any standing committee ? Or, for example, at the faculty senate?
Really, though, tokens for meetings seem like a good idea. Apparently, some feminist consciousness raising groups back in the day used tokens to keep everyone's contributions equal. Everyone got, say, three tokens at the beginning of a meeting. Had to use them up. Had to stop talking when they were gone. I've sometimes thought of using a system like that in my classes.