Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Internet publishing is different

Owning a website is like being a self-published author who gives away his work for free, and whose customers can demand as many copies of his book that they like. You don't get a say in how many copies each person can have, and every one of them costs you money to print and send. If you're very lucky, you have ads that people see and when they buy products from those ads at your Please-Take-My-Book-For-Free stall, your advertisers give you a little bit of money that may or may not cover the costs of shovelling free copies of your book at people.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - So, yeah, websites are weird.
PPS - Technically, I don't own this one, because I'm not paying the bills.

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