Interesting question. Like many interesting questions, it has several answers. The short answer is: it depends. The long answer is that it depends on the work, its purpose, and its importance. It also depends on what one means by “editor”.
Isn’t it weird that, in spite of so much screeching from our
television sets urging us to buy this or that and go in the draw to win some
amazing prize, we never hear of anyone winning
anything? Is selling stuff so
difficult that they have to bribe us to buy? Wouldn’t you think that there
would be trumpetings as each winner was handed a year’s supply of petrol
vouchers, free house insulation or a new car?
The company is still trying to tempt me with catalogues though. In the latest one the top prize is $20,000 cash, which would be very nice, thank you – but I don’t rate my chances. The other prizes are of no interest, and I’m not falling for the hype. I’ve cottoned on to their cunning scheme. They are dangling glittering baubles in front of my eyes to tempt me into the never-ending, circular process of buying, and receiving a little something extra, but never getting my sticky paws on that magic pot of big money.
* I blogged that story on 28 January and 14 February, 2014, for anyone who wants to wander back and have a look.
"YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.
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