The free trebuchet plan I put up less than two months ago had its 300th downlaod yesterday and is #2 on google for free trebuchet plan. To give you an idea I built this schools science trebuchet with a print off of the plan.
Yay success and fame, obviously a popular design. Naturally I put up a link for paypal donations in the event that any of those using the fruits of my labours might feel inclined to show a little monetary gratitude. Being a nice round number we can see that if each person had been moved to donate the comercial value of the plans – about $10 – then I would have actually been on a pretty good wage. If they have felt inclined to part with the cost of a happy meal it would have covered the cost of getting my entire crew to Taupo tournament. And if everyone had found in their hearts to part with just one single dollar I could have built an entire new large machine.
But the current donations wont even pay for ten minutes parking. Nothing, not one single cent. Because we live in a world where everyone is entitled. I prefer to blame socialism for this this sense of entitlement and I wont be taking the free plan away – thus attracting more obscenities and abuse – because that would punish the few who actually apreciate the help and can’t actually afford to give anything. I life in the fiond delusion that one day one of the kinds I spend a lot of time echanging emailos with to help with school projects will grow up to be rich and famours and flick a large wad of cash in thanks.
Whatever, you live in your fantasy, I’ll live in mine.
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