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Wait so.. the post secret guy has a book?

So basically he got a bunch of people to send him postcards with secrets on them.  They did all the artwork, they did all the writing...

...and he's making money off it?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060899190/104-9009126-3895953?v=glance%26n=283155%26s=books%26v=glance%26tagActionCode=harpercollinspub

Fuck.  I need to stop trying to be LOGICAL and MORAL about making money and just do it.
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January 30th, 2006 10:42am
It's modern art, dude. In fact it's community/peer-production/audience participation, so it's ultra-modern,

Of course the artist is going to make a shitload of money for doing no real work. :)
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 30th, 2006 10:45am
Of course it says on the submission page "Anything you send me is MINE bitch, and you get no royalties if I decide to go make a ton of dough off your hard work and anst.  So fuck off.  But please send me stuff, ok?  Thanks sucker."

Not in so many words...
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 30th, 2006 10:46am
*angst
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 30th, 2006 10:48am
Sounds like Web 2.0.  Hell, that was even Web 1.0.

1. Get other people to put their content on your site.
2. ...
3. Profit!

Wikipedia
Epinions
Flickr
Blogger
Delicious
Technorati
last.fm
Reddit
Digg
Slashdot
Simpy
Furl
Squidoo
Crazy On Tap
Permalink Send private email Ryan 
January 30th, 2006 10:51am
Exactly right, Ryan.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
January 30th, 2006 10:55am
The day AdSense appears on CoT is the day someone takes out a contract on AHA. ;)
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 30th, 2006 10:55am
Don't forget Google - Google exists on that backs of other people's content as well.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
January 30th, 2006 10:57am
Ah, I see your point.

I wonder how much money the authors of the essays got.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 30th, 2006 10:57am
I don't think AHA will use AdSense.  He'll just sell it to Yahoo for $30-40 million.  e.g., http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=605206
Permalink Send private email Ryan 
January 30th, 2006 11:17am
Then there's this collection of more solid postings

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345364708/002-7637468-5634447?v=glance&n=283155


IIRC a similar book "Grave Humour" contained

  Here lies Lester Moore
  four slugs from a forty four
  no les no more
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January 30th, 2006 7:57pm

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