Sunday, January 25, 2009

Doing "Business"

The Fearlesssome Comrade, a blog I just recently discovered, has some words for those industries — specifically journalism and higher education — that hate having to admit to themselves that they are, in fact, industries:
If you rely on people willingly paying you, you're a business. If you rely on people unwillingly paying you, you're either a crime syndicate or the government.
These days, it's getting hard to tell the difference.

UPDATE: It's the Fearsome Comrade, not "fearless" as I originally had it. Apologies. Though I have no doubt he is also fearless.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

I'm glad you ran across the Fearsome Comrade. I had been thinking you'd like that blog.

Do you know of Vox Populi? That's one I stumbled across recently that I also thought you might like.