Busted Future

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Also: One Tweet Shows What Silicon Valley Really Thinks of the People It’s Crushing

Previously here:

More Reasons To Despise The Techies
The Entire Tech World In One Photo
Ignorance And Hubris In Silicon Valley
The Silicants
Sellouts, Shills, Con Men, And Egress Pushers
Our Jules Verne Ant-Like Future
Babylon Lives Again

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2 responses to “Busted Future

  1. Eric

    I think the problem is not valuing your work or time properly.
    People are now conditioned to an App costing .99c or free. This is not going to cover costs unless the developer is lucky.

    I often recover data from iPods and the like for people that have had a computer crash and lost their music. I charge a minimum of $50.00 and a large amount complain. I explain to them that if my time is not worth $50.00 then their music is also not worth $50.00. Some pay some do not.

    A quote from Robert Heinlein is appropriate, the part about the leech. If someone does not respect their own work no one else will.

    “Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.
    But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leech who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please—this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time—and squawk for more!
    So learn to say No—and to be rude about it when necessary. Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you.
    (This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don’t do it because it is “expected” of you.)”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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