I was just sitting here wondering what to write when this fascinating essay turned up on my screen, courtesy of Daniel. I think the writer may have a friend or two made redundant by publishing houses, or possibly it’s just him that doesn’t like amateurs, but some of the things he says bear some consideration.
After all, if something is rubbish but free, should we still praise it? I don’t believe so. Just because open source software, for example, comes with our favourite price tag, if it’s a bad piece of software then it’s still not worth the price. A sobering thought, especially when I think about my lax attitude towards Getting Things FInished Properly.