I don’t like SPAM (queue plastic-viking-hatted actors singing “wonderful SPAM”). As far as I know, I have successfully avoided ingesting the congealed pork substance for around three decades despite having encountered it hundreds of times. My disdain aside, Hormel has sold over 8 billion tins of the 80 plus-year-old concoction, so someone eats it. That’s okay, for them, but SPAM is not for everyone; neither is spam.
When it comes right down to it that mystical magic thing called the cloud is not so far removed from radio. Think of a cloud service as a radio station, your computer as the radio, and your clicking on a link as your call to the DJ and you are most of the way there.
The first 911 email I received about the GDPR was from fellow writer Debbie Burke. I was aware of this new set of rules from the European Union,which take effect May 25th, before Debbie reached out but I hadn’t really dug in to it. Debbie was concerned that her website where she markets her best selling book […]
Imagine you are reading a best selling novel and realize the author stole chapter one from you. Even if the lawsuit isn’t a nice payday for you, the bad publicity probably won’t be helpful to the writers career. People might turn a critical eye toward finding what else is stolen. How is that any different than a person using a picture that doesn’t belong to them on the cover? But, what if it’s not a best selling novel? What if it’s a blog or the web page for a hardware store? How would you even know it was used?