Posts Tagged: Compensation
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In New Zealand They Compensate You For Automobile Damage With Bungee Jumps, Apparently

"Two German travellers have been offered free bungee jumps as compensation after their car was crushed by a tree in New Zealand, it's reported."

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Solving The Broken Crossword Puzzle Economy

The crossword puzzle can seem utterly authorless. If you haven't caught the documentary Wordplay, or bothered to look up the name that appears in tiny agate type below the grid in The New York Times, you might join many others in assuming that the crossword is written by editor Will Shortz. Or volunteers. Or a computer.

In fact, crosswords are made by people (called constructors) whose status is roughly equivalent to freelance writers—that is to say, low. Puzzles are sent on spec to editors, who buy them or turn them down, and who fine-tune the ones they accept without, as a nearly universal rule, consulting the constructor. Submissions may sit [...]

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"Syndication" and the Shoddy Currency of Linkage

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My article about Business Insider has already had more than 3 times as many pageviews as Business Insider sent me since 2009.Fri Sep 23 16:09:36 via Twitter for MacMarco Armentmarcoarment

We wrote here a year-and-a-half ago about the new use of the term "syndication." While that used to mean "getting paid by publications to reprint writing," it has now come to mean "not getting paid by publications to reprint writing." We wrote that some "sites, which make a good deal of money, now are trying to have two [...]