On the future of LWN
Posted Jul 28, 2002 21:46 UTC (Sun) by Baylink
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... it is going to pay for the cakes, coffee, car payments and light bills of the human beings (remember human beings?) who make the whole thing happen. They might be reticent to say it, but I'm not: Damnit, but Jon can write. People who can do that aren't all that easy to come by.
As it happens, they're all technically qualified to do stuff that will make them more than $18 a hour.
How many of you reading this make more than that? I sure as hell do.
If they're willing to only make $18 an hour to do the good job they do keeping me ahead of the curve, I'm willing to pay some of it.
But we live in the real world, and unlike open software, open journalism is a real-time pursuit. You can't turn it loose and then "go back to work".
It *is* work.
"To each according to his ability, from each according to his needs."
Yeah, I know; I did it backwards on purpose.
But hell, maybe it's just me.
So many things are just me.
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