Sometimes a headline is enough, but this op-ed -- Slaves of the Internet, Unite! -- by Tim Kreider makes so much sense, it's sad that (as he more or less admits) he won't be heeded. Quote of the weekend:
...the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge. I now contribute to some of the most prestigious online publications in the English-speaking world, for which I am paid the same amount as, if not less than, I was paid by my local alternative weekly when I sold my first piece of writing for print in 1989.
From my perspective, it's amazing how hard you have to fight to get paid freaking peanuts.