Re: paying the artists: the spike

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 23:18:30 MDT

At 01:34 AM 28/07/00 -0400, Eliezer wrote:

>Coding a Transhuman AI the Plan to Singularity Algernon's Law Staring
>into the Singularity the Singularitarian Principles Singularity Analysis
>Frequently Asked Questions about the Meaning of Life all absolutely free

Uh, and while you were writing them, Eli, how did you earn your living? Pay
for your food and the roof over your head and your clothing and net access?
This is not a personal attack, just a reminder that the other day you
posted a note relishing escape from under your parents' thumbs. I'm
guessing that your important work was inadvertently subsidised. Some of
mine has been, too, since over the years I've sought and accepted several
modest one-year fellowships with the Aussie arts council, paid from
consolidated revenues (tax payers who voted in governments whose platforms
included arts subsidies), so I'm not making any moralistic judgements here,
just pointing out that your empirical evidence is not especially
representative of the way most artists need to make a living from their work.

>I have
>bought and paid for six copies of _The Spike_, so you can assume that I
>have no moral objection to sending Damien Broderick huge truckloads of

You're a gentleman and a scholar, sir. My accountant and I thank you.

Damien Broderick

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