ImageDisk project is canceled
teoz at neo.rr.com
Wed Dec 21 10:54:55 CST 2005
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From: "M H Stein" <dm561 at torfree.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 3:48 AM
Subject: ImageDisk project is canceled
> Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 19:24:09 -0500
> From: "Teo Zenios" <teoz at neo.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: ImageDisk project is canceled
> >Well lets be honest here, people do not do anything for "free"....
> I actually feel a little sorry for someone who sees the world like that...
> So, donating anonymously to charity or just picking a piece of garbage off
> the street and putting it into the nearest receptacle is not merely doing
> right thing or just being who you are, but "buying" a good feeling? How
The momentary good feeling you get for doing the right thing is a feedback
that keeps you doing it.
> >...friends who keep taking up your personal time fixing their computers
> >as you do it for free but once a token amount is asked for the time
> >(even just a free lunch) these same people get pissy and refuse...
> Well, since you're apparently one of those people who doesn't do anything
> for free and expects some form of payment from your "friends," perhaps you
> could either make that clear in the beginning or just refuse. Or perhaps
> find new "friends;" I usually say that, half-seriously, "this is gonna
> a lunch," and I've never had any of my friends refuse - quite to the
I do not charge a fee to help friends and relatives out, not even mentioning
"this is gonna cost you a lunch" like you do aparently. The thing is some
people tend to take advantage of the situation and keep getting into the
same jam all the time expecting you to get them out of it. If you are going
to get stuck solving the same problem for the same person just mention you
want to be paid for it and the problem goes away.
> >I always thought that if there really is demand for a utility then at
> >token amount of money should be charged for that utility.
> So now another of the many things that Dave did wrong was to offer it for
I never said Dave did anything wrong, I was talking in general. A token fee
just gives you an idea if anybody needs the utility.
> This gets more and more bizarre; a fascinating insight into the
> and perspectives of the writers though...
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