Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer whitewashing a fence yesterday and the Creative Commons doing it today.
Archive for category Giving it away
We wish we thought of this title, but it’s the title of a book by David Boyle, and the title explains it all. It’s also a perfect title for this blog piece. (Lucky for us, titles are not copyrightable, but that’s for another blog piece). Numbers can be used in so many ways and for […]
There is a famous quote attributed to Mark Twain, who in turn erroneously attributed it himself to Benjamin Disraeli, which has been used by many, and is absolutely one of our favorites. It goes: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This will be a blog article on statistics. Some in […]
We ran across this great letter to a producer from a songwriter, NJ White in the UK, as to why he is not willing to give away his work to the producer for free. The link is on Paul Resnikoff’s Digital Music News website. It’s a great read. Read it at this link or the […]
We have over three plus decades repeatedly written, urged, cajoled, screamed, advised, suggested and prodded members of the photography and illustration communities to never work for free. There isn’t an argument or rationalization against that position that we haven’t heard a hundred times. Now someone has made many of the same arguments that we have […]
We seem to be posting a lot of hard stories and it’s great to post an uplifting story today. It’s about a photographer who negotiated and got a $27,000 payday for one of his wedding photos. It was first reported to be $18,000, but photographer/blogger John Mireles who first broke this story (read here) later […]
There was a terrible workplace shooting today in New York City, near the iconic Empire State building. Within minutes, people who were nearby and witnessing some of the carnage immediately posted images and videos shot on their ever-present smart phones. Within minutes of the images being uploaded, various new organizations were contacting the people who […]