The stories are magnificently crafted, the characters are rich, hilarious, and unique, and the images are lovingly rendered. Pixar has shattered those expectations by producing commercially successful cinematic art about the fishes in our fish tanks and the bugs in our backyards. Hundreds of millions of people have watched Pixar films.
Friday, December 13, Konrath and Eisler vs. Richard Russo and the Authors Guild Joe: As draws to a close, we're fortunate to hear from our good friends at the Authors Guild, who share with us an earnest attempt to get members to rejoin.
The Authors Guild under Scott Turow's leadership has done an awe-inspiring job of trying to maintain the antiquated status quo, where publishers coveted their power and treated most authors poorly; technology is considered the devil's sorcery; and Amazon is Satan himself.
Turow asked for this to be forwarded to friends, so I'm forwarding it to roughly a hundred thousand of my blog readers, interspersed with occasional thoughts from me and Barry Eisler. Scott and Richard, thanks for your latest! Or that AAR nonsense.
Or the last time the Authors Guild acted stupid, which wasn't long ago. Barry and I have taken the Authors Guild and Scott Turow to task before, and once again we welcome the chance to expose the nonsense the powerful are trying to sell you.
Also once again, Scott and Richard, we urge you to respond to these and numerous other criticisms. Or do you not think this topic is important enough to merit open debate and discussion? Barry, don't you have an open challenge to publicly debate Scott Turow anywhere, anytime?
Yes, in pretty much every interview I do and talk I give, and whenever I post on this topic, I make sure to call Scott out on his inaccuracies and his bullshit and challenge him to back them up by debating me. You know what impressed the hell out of me? So Scott, why not emulate Keller and invite your critics to debate you on the AG blog?
And you can debate us here anytime, as well. Keep in mind that the Authors Guild shuts off comments when people begin to disagree with the post. If you'd like to read the letter without Barry and I adding our comments, you can do so here. And with that, here's Scott Dear colleague, As I enter the last few months of my time as Guild president, I have a favor to ask.
Richard Russo has written a letter that I'd like you to share with an author you know who isn't yet a member of the Guild.
The letter follows, and speaks eloquently for itself. Simply forward this message on to a friend. I'm happy to report that the Guild has never had more members in its year history.
Even so, we are beginning a process of self-renewal for the Guild. Rick's letter is the first step in that process, in which we are determined to explain our benefit to all authors in the U. Many thanks, and best wishes for a warm holiday season. Perhaps I'm over-reacting, but I find Turow's use of the term "self-renewal" interesting.
Interesting as in, what the hell does it even mean? Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization.
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The pilgrimage of Fa-Hsien (Faxian) is noteworthy for many things, but one feature in particular evident from the map is that the entire homeward leg of the journey was by sea. The Craft Beer Way The craft brewers in the United States and around the world have a completely different take on what it means to brew beer.
Dogfish Head craft beer was said to only have. % of the market share of beer sales in the United States. Read updates from the Brewers Association's Staff Economist Bart Watson including insights & analysis on statistics for the craft brewing and beer industry.
Everyone can agree that mass-produced beer and craft beer are not the same thing, but whether they are close substitutes remain unclear due to the rather significant differences in taste and cost. A study by Toro-González, McCluskey, and Mittelhammer () suggests that beer in general has a highly inelastic demand (), so the response.
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he's moving the license right next door to me.
He's advertising lottery, beer wine and deli. It's spite. That's the story. I hope the selectmen see through that.
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