Re: paying the artists: the spike

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 23:34:06 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Please, napster fans, how do we motivate people to do things
> like writing The Spike if their blood, sweat and tears can so
> easily be copied free? How much thought do you put into
> your extropian posts? Very little if you are anything like me.
> Would you want books that were no higher quality than what
> we read on our chat groups? Have any of you chat groups
> that are *not* brainy ones like extropians? I do: a motorcycle
> enthusiasts group. The writing there is so poor and the thoughts
> so shallow it is scarcely worth the effort to hit the delete key on
> most of them. Is our literary future to be like that? Napster fans?

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Of course, one may find it hard to run an industry that way. And 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

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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