The author has made a very valid point that when words can be converted to make money why not to convert it. But we all are doing that albeit in our humble ways. There was a time when the publishing houses and other such agencies were paying by word counts. Once your writing is approved by them then they would pay by that guideline only. But with time the competition rose to such high degree that even the good content was available for free and one could go to the personal blogs or YouTube or Google or any such place in internet where everything is freely available. So take it and rewrite it in your own ways. Knowledge is no ones personal property. Everyone can attain it and then present it in his own ways. The original Ramayana was written by the great saint Valmiki but we have hundreds of them now available even in the leading languages of the world in entirely different presentations. It is amazing to read them. There was a time when we used to get Rs 1000 to 1500 for one story or article published in the leading magazines of India but at that time the contributors were in very few numbers. Today in any site you go you will not get more than $ 1 to 2 (Rs 70 to 140) for one good article or other required content. So, times have changed and the conversion rate of words to money has drastically dwindled. There are millions of contributors like us in the internet, believe me, it could be more. So, in essence we are definitely converting our words in money as per the prevailing conditions.
Knowledge is power.