Give her a pass I reckon BM. Was in the sig area and she didn't put a flashing neon sign above it saying "look at my links".
VB: You the man!
But I checked the links and then closed my browser as soon as I realised I was reading sales bollocks. Wasted an entire .5 seconds of my life.
Just to make a quick point: one of the things I like about the internet, and especially this site, is the number of people who give their free time, which - oxymoronically - is quite valuable, to help others and provide all kinds of information and learning to people they don't know and will probably never meet.
It seems to me, unwittingly or not, these people are creating a world where people are pooling their resources - read information, knowledge, time and effort - to improve the world for the benefit of all, rather than just to advance their own personal economic situation.
To me, this is a new form of socialism/ society and is already having a considerable global impact, the implications of which we are only just beginning to realise. I think that this is one of the greatest developments of the 21st century and I forsee a world where this will only just get bigger and better, potentially, greatly improving the lives of all the worlds inhabitants in the process.
LJ is part of this and works because of the time, knowledge and resources kindly donated by Chris and Shawn and the effort put into the posts made by its members, many of whom are highly knowledgeable and can command considerable compensation for their time in the "real world".
It seems to me that carrying a sig. to make a few bucks out this site's members is pretty synical and runs contrary to what a lot of the users of this site are doing and arguably some of the values and ideals implied by their actions.
Just my take FWIW
"By 9pm on Saturdays I felt like a stick of Juicy Fruit in a ten kid family." - Chris on the joys of working at GEOS: