Friday, May 18, 2007

Photo: Free Fall Down Into Nothing by Thomas Hawk. Great shot! Thank you.

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage." Benjamin Disraeli

"The most important part of every business is to know what ought to be done." Lucius Columella

"My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others." Thomas A. Edison

What if someone found a photo of yours online and used it, without your permission, to make money. Discovering this would it not be fair for you to complain?

Rebekka, a respected photog and icon in the Flickr community, appears to have this problem. Her images are posted on Flickr, the popular sub of Yahoo! She posted comments complaining about this theft on her Flickr pages only to have the comments removed by Yahoo. As my Georgia relatives would say something bad wrong here. BBC News coverage here. Thomas Hawk offers his pov here. Flickr has offered an apology. Sometimes we forget. We are all making this stuff up as we go along.

Thank you very much: Enjoyed two great lunches this week. In Cleveland, with the amazing and gifted Tom Kent and his wonderful wife Karen. In Madison, with the charming Lindsay Wood Davis, a very bright fellow. I'm blessed to know such good people.

New and noted: Cara welcomes Chicago writer Rick Kaempfer to Cara's Basement. The podcast here. Info on Rick's book $everance here.

Bonus: WORJ is on, thanks to Lee Arnold. Listen via Real Player here. Highly recommended.