Another day, and another day of almost nothing to say. Oh sure, global unemployment has hit dangerous levels, but this is only surprising if you’re silly enough to think that the current Western lifestyle is sustainable; we’re going to run out of third world eventually. :p We can’t all be rich, we can’t all be famous, and we can’t all be middle class – get it through your heads. *laughs* More than that I cannot really say, considering the fact that I’m no economist, nor do I have any desire to be one. It’s just, y’know… stating the obvious. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and a lot more people get poorer ’cause they get tricked into thinking they can be rich – circle of life and all of that.
At least some people aren’t getting poorer from ACS:Law’s madcap antics – they’ve announced they’re going to quit being harassing asshats. I am very pleased to hear this, insomuch that the whole situation was poorly handled. Sure, content owners should expect recompense for their intellectual property – this has never been the argument. The argument is why they should expect to get paid a fortune for levels of flappers when there is often a free version of a product available online. I know – a lot of the complaints are more geared towards the entertainment industry, but for the sake of ease, I’d rather go for things like Photoshop and browsers and the like. Sure, Photoshop is the bestest, Word is the bestest, etc, but there are so many just-as-goods available for free. Examples for those two specifically, of course, being Gimp and OpenOffice. Anti-virus software is often another great one to point out – I always had problems with viruses with I had Norton or TrendMicro installed, but it wasn’t the case once I switched to freebies like AGV and Ad-Aware and so forth. I like having the option to have full basic protection with the chance to buy more peace of mind as I want to, or to donate, etc.
… *watches train of thought careen off of a cliff*
Thinking – she’s not with me today! But that’s okay – we can’t all be on all the time. After all, we have to have bad/down times to learn from. Improvement cannot be made without mistakes, blah blah blah and sundry. And really, why worry about it? There’s already too much worry about the most trivial things in this day and age, and I’d rather spend my time zoning out cheerfully than fret. Of course, I’m saying this as an incredibly anxious and fretful person, hee hee…
Anyways, maybe I’ll have something more tomorrow – we shall see. For now, I hope everyone is having a nice day, staying warm, etc. I’m going to go keep trying to poke my brain into writing mode; there’s another blog to do, and I need to flesh out my story idea for this week. I DO have an idea, but it’s so fragile that if I breathe on it wrong, it shatters. I’ve done this half a dozen times today, and I’m almost tempted to just dive in head-first and see what comes out thaddaway!