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There are replies you may not give. There are comments you may not make. There are truths you may not tell, in the world of public relations, for the public are fickle, and behave as a mob. A mob in all its feral, brutal depravity, lacking any and all of the qualities we laud upon humanity that allow us to feel so smug over all of the hapless animals that we raise ourselves over.
And we are all, whether we admit it or not in public, under strict censorship of the mob. Even admitting that the mob censors our thoughts and feelings and the expression thereof is risky.
The mob may notice. Some parts of the internet glory in the mob.
Even mentioning 4chan is risky. Our own blog is mercilessly and ruthlessly moderated with a low-orbit ion cannon.
But let me talk to you about the dark side of indie public relations a bit. They are easily dealt with on your own bit of the internet. Quite often you let them ramble on, and they spool out more than enough rope to hang themselves, and as often as not, a bunch of fans will come whaling in on them.
Trolls are more problematic elsewhere. When a troll starts to spout shit on some high-profile and influential site on the internet, you have a problem. If it was just some random argument on some random site between a couple of random usernames… who cares?
Who gives a crap? And all is well.
That is not true. You are not a very nice person. By which I mean, independent game developers get more nasty shit from gamers than they get praise. Right now you are preparing to lecture me about how I talk to customers, or how I deserve to be broke and unsucessful.
I wonder just how many other creative industries have to deal with customers like this. Then again, maybe all of them do. I just make games, so I happen to know about the games side of things.
Maybe a musician can chime in and tell me how shitty people can be.
The internet hates you. Were I being politically correct right now and toeing the party line I would instantly disagree with myself. Do not argue with the trolls! You make yourself look bad! Look at fucking Phil Fish! Look at what happened to him!
Poor Phil, we say.1. Choose the type of paper you need written, the number of pages, deadline and other requirements. 2. Select a writer from the list and contact a few of them via our live chat function to help you make . A friend of a friend told me that he tried to set the price of his game to some figure or other but that Valve vetoed it and set it to something else.
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May (This essay was originally published in Hackers & Painters.) If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup. IN WHICH NOVELIST David Foster Wallace VISITS THE SET OF DAVID LYNCH'S NEW MOVIE AND FINDS THE DIRECTOR BOTH grandly admirable AND sort of nuts.
Antony would like to respond to the article in El Pais yesterday: "I would just like to say that I suspect the translation of my interview was a bit rough, and the artistic statement I made was in reference to myself: "As a transgendered person, I am like a wild animal, beyond the realm of Christians and patriarchies.".