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Re: Using others for profit

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 01:25:03 -0400

Olejarz2 wrote:
> I strongly agree with the message below and would like to add that MaryAnn
> was up front and thanked people. She could have easily created a fake email
> address and identity and then skimmed whatever ideas she would have liked
> without anyone knowing.
> Writing a book is hard work, she should be applauded for making a
> contribution to our profession!
> Harold
> In a message dated 4/20/99 12:25:25 PM, Maahmaah writes:
> <<Well, I have to say something here. We know MaryAnn writes books. I have
> read a few of them. If someone is so naive as to think that she is asking
> for these ideas just for some sort of hobby and will not be using them for
> her book, hey! Wake up! Of course she is compiling them for publication. I
> don't see anything wrong with that. And I don't think she has been
> blind-siding anyone. It's not required that you send her your ideas. And
> any one of us, with our experiences and talents, could write books like hers
> and "make tons of money". But she is the one going out there and actually
> doing it. Good for her! I don't find her posts and requests obtrusive.
> Especially since she compiles the info for us all to read after she gets it.
> I rather enjoy her ideas and have found one or two I will be using in a class
> I'm teaching in a couple weeks. Her books reach a bunch of people who may
> have no other connection to art professionals. I for one would like to see
> her books filled with interesting ideas that motivate young kids and adults
> to experience different art materials in a variety of ways. Don't
> experiences like that for children make all our jobs easier? And last, but
> not least, most of us are on this list (albeit in a roundabout way) for
> money. I get paid for the work I do, don't you? The ideas and conversation
> on this list motivate me and help me do better work. (Which, in my case, get
> me more freelance teaching jobs.) I think MaryAnn is doing more good than
> harm to us all. I am not sure what the gripe is all about.>>

I would like to hear Maryann's view on all the posts that have been
about her for the past day or so.

Ricki in NJ