Yeah. I also don't understand why I'm charged when I take out a car from a car rental agency. If they just gave me a car for a week end, or a week, or a month, I might buy one I find I like by borrowing them. And like Karen, sometimes I've rented vehicles that I wouldn't want to buy if I were forced to pay, so they shouldn't charge me for those either. In fact, as I'm in a vacation frame of mind, I'm thinking much the same thing about hotel rooms, too. I should be allowed to stay in them free until I find one I want to buy like an apartment, or time-share or cottage or whatever.
Too many people want to earn a living in this noir world!
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Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:10 PM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hard Case Crime series
Well, you could also make the argument that everytime a book is
borrowed from a library, the author has the opportunity to make a new
fan who could potentially buy more of that author's works in the
future, or recommend the book to other readers, who might then
--- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Karin Montin <kmontin@> wrote:
> > Not having read Constantine's argument, I guess I can't really rebut
> it. I would like to say, though, that I find it hard to believe that
> anyone who loves reading could make a convincing case against free
> public libraries on principle.
> Constantine makes the argument on a very basic principle that makes
> sense to him as an author: he considers he is getting screwed!
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