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Re: Clarification of scope of paleoart market and other items
Say! Didn't you used to be on the TV show Three and a Half Men? This
really seems Sheen inspired to me. Greg, I'm becoming more and more
convinced you have a great performance artists buried in there
:-D Could be. And indeed, the production of Two and a Half Men is
currently on hold because Sheen is... just... boozing way too much; the
producers are looking for a replacement. :-)
Back to the topic... the organization and the website are good ideas and
should be implemented. But this won't do much to increase demand by
people with money*; and as long as demand for paleoart stays as low as
it currently is, it will remain impossible for most or all professional
paleoartists to make a living from paleoart alone. The part behind the
comma is what's what Wilbur "Randomly Chosen Name" Wateley said.
Obviously, this is a problem that requires long-term solutions. I'll
stop here before this becomes a discussion of public school systems, or
of the completely irrational fact that scientists without tenure around
the world are being punished for doing public outreach during time they
could use to churn out more papers or more grant proposals.
* Currently, the people who would most like to buy paleoart are students
and professional scientists -- the very people with the least money.
They'd love to shell out the big bucks if they had them, but they just