Apr. 14th, 2012 @ 05:09 PM
At 4/13/12 08:31 PM, ZJ wrote:
It's clear that your law school has turned you away from the Timmy we all knew and loved and into a cold, calculating bastard who's obsessed with money (i.e. true lawyer). What a shame.
I'm not obsessed with money, but if it is a choice between allowing my site to limp along, praying for traffic/advertisement revenue to increase, or getting a huge influx of money at the expense of independent ownership, I would likely choose the latter 99 times out of 100.
Somethings are worth more than money, Timmy. Guess you don't see that yet. Got some growing up to do . . . Better to die a beloved poor man than a rich asshole.
The naivety of your last sentence makes it clear that I'm not the only one who has to "grow up", ZJ. This isn't a black/white issue where Tom is a saint if he refuses the funding and a cold-hearted "asshole" if he accepts it.
If I were in Tom's position, I would take the investment money at the expense of the site's independent ownership.
Better for the site to exist and thrive under a Google.com ownership than to die a slow and revenue-bleeding death over time.