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July 23, 2014

Not Comics: Two Sizable Articles On The Perils Of The Internet-Era Economy

Jason Schreier looks at a gaming kickstarter that went a half-million in the hole and then basically disappeared from view -- or at least significant parts of it did. This rambling, personal essay at Deadspin on one writer's experiences with a popular on-line publishing venue offers up several dropped-jaw moments.

The vast majority of the projects made possible by the rise of the Internet are not like this. Still, I hope everyone is careful out there, and, when it's applicable, choose to see the arrangement involved as a service being provided by those paying for something rather than a service to the person being paid.
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