WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT IS THE DEATH OF THE PROFESSIONAL WRITER!
Oh goodie! Then we'll bring back the era of amateurs. You know, the ones that do it for the love of it. :) I can hardly wait.
Why do so many people think that the rest of the world carries the obligation to give them a job, and beyond that in *one specific profession*?
He sounds like a disgruntled buggy-whip manufacturer...
Don't worry, writers will still be paid, sheesh. Just not quite as often as they would like, really.
The key is that they'll have to make sure they get paid *up front* as much as they think their work is worth, because continuing residuals are probably not going to be coming. Their only hope is to hold their work hostage and see how much the world wants to pay them in order to release it for the first time.
It'll be a different world, but it'll be okay. He won't starve.posted by beth at 9:42 AM on March 8, 2001
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