20 March 2008

Amatuers v. professionals

there he goes again (Lessig Blog)

It’s an odd situation. The difference between the professional and the amateur: The professional wants to make the most money with the least effort. The amateur wants to say/create something worthwhile despite not being paid for it.

When the amateur gets the opportunity to get paid for his work, he ecstatically agrees. Soon, however, he must compromise to survive in his new career.

(Though some of us strive for the middle ground.)

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