Hiya Fluffy One,
On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 11:08 pm, you wrote:
i take it you are also no fan of the open source concept either?
Open Source isn't necessarily free, the source is just open to see and modify.
As far as Freeware goes: I have no problem with people choosing to give stuff
away and am even grateful to them, I have a problem with people expecting
stuff to be given away by those in often low paying positions. Kinda like
expecting the poor to support public works they cannot enjoy by taking more
taxes from them's that can't pay and leaving be them's that can. Oh where is
Pogo when you need him?
the best muse is suffering and torment?
I think Andrew would say that the best muse is the funny bubbling one who
kisses him every morning and night.
for something to be importaint
it must endure...and the evil that men do lingers in the collective
memories of society far longer than the sickly sweet things, yes?
Gee, I wonder how Charles Dickens lasted so long? ;)
And the nude artists rejoice when their work is recognised and they can eat
once more. Drab, chronic fatigue inducing offices are cracked open so that
they receive natural light. The artists skip through the cubicles festooning
them with flowers and poetry. Others soon remove their clothes and become
open to the source. They dance and play, turning profit margins and daily
interest into carefully wrought paintings of a million swirling colours. Oh
happy day! All are cared for, all have what they need, all have meaningful
work for which they are respected. Much leaping and yipping is had by all.
And amazingly, art doesn't fall in a heap. So what was that propaganda all
about that we need to starve the artists? No, no FREE the artists, not make
them work for free. And the world begins to par-tay.
BA (Hons), MFA, PhD
Nothing can withstand the powers of love, laughter and imagination