A big ``me too'' on the counter
Posted Sep 25, 2002 19:27 UTC (Wed) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: A new era for LWN
Parent article: A new era for LWN
It's always peeved me that public radio sez ``We gotta make this
amount in the next 57 milliseconds'', but they never let you
in on the big picture. That's a real shame, not only from the
how're-we-doin' perspective, but because I suspect they are, in fact,
really cash-strapped, and proof might spur on some of the
I just hope some sort of corollary to Free Software will be clarity
in fund-raising. I don't want to see your books---just to know how
much you need to make it through this month, and how much is on hand.
Once you hit 100%, simply note that you made it until the 1st of the
Hrm... while writing this, I think about what I'm asking, and now
begin to see some questions and possible downsides: people P.O.ed
if you make your nut by the 10th (``What was the big flap? They don't
need me!''), people questioning why you need that much, playing
`chicken' with the bottom line, &c., &c.
I hope we Loyal Readers are above all that, but it would still be a
pain dealing with the schnorring masses who aren't. Change my
emphatic request to a Wouldn't It Be Nice If....
Thanks for having the guts and the pain-resistance needed to try
making a go of LWN. So long as you keep trying, I'll keep buying.
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