The nice people at .net magazine have a spanking new website, and one of my pieces is on it: “What are words worth”, where I… well, you saw the headline.
In the age of social media and user-generated content, suggesting that your name on someone elseâ€™s website is â€œexposureâ€ is like suggesting membership of the HTML Writerâ€™s Guild will boost your chances of getting a well-paid agency job.
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Love your commentaries. I used to subscribe to .NET mostly for your sections. Then stopped, but would still like to read them. I found some of them on the .NET website, but they don’t seem to put them up regularly. Or is there a specific public space where I can find them rather than typing “Bigmouth” into the search box?
You do realise that if nobody subscribes to the magazines that Gary writes for and instead reads them all online for free then they won’t pay him, he’ll have no money for food and will die?
Hi Wolfgang, nice to hear from you. The site’s being redesigned just now and I think the columns will go up much more quickly now. I keep meaning to put the old ones up here but I keep forgetting :)
Oddly though he seems not too bothered about his imminent death. I suppose i’ll have to inform the parents.
I found many grey hairs in my beard yesterday. My good lady wife’s reaction was not “wow, that makes you look EVEN MORE AWESOME”; it was “could be worse. You could be dead”.
Ruth takes an ihuman amount of pleasure from noticing my grey hairs.
Note the word “inhuman”. Not an accidental word choice.
Because of the way the comments are threaded, I read this:
> his imminent death
long before this:
> they wonâ€™t pay him, heâ€™ll have no money for food and will die
Which was quite alarming. It was like everyone knows Gary’s about to die; such a well-known fact it’s not even worth explaining.
Well, hopefully it isn’t imminent.
Mupwangle: the only fair response is to go HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THOSE WRINKLES.
From a safe distance.