[ANNOUNCE] Damian Conway Speaking at London.pm: Monday, 10th March

Dominic Humphries perl at oneandoneis2.com
Thu Mar 6 11:09:34 GMT 2014

I'd buy DVDs! :)

On 6 March 2014 10:41:17 Damian Conway <damian at conway.org> wrote:

> Just to elaborate on Sue's kind explanation:
> I make my entire living from speaking (in one form or another). And I
> ask not to have my community talks recorded because I also sell many of
> those presentations to paying clients...who generally wouldn't buy them
> if they could just download them for free from YouTube.
> So, whereas most speakers have a programming job that subsidizes their
> occasional speaking, speaking *is* my day job and subsidizes my
> occasional programming. Hence it's a question of only giving away my one
> saleable "product" in small samples, rather than distributing it for free 
> to the
> entire world.
> I genuinely regret that I can't allow my talks to be more widely distributed.
> But then I'd be forced to get a real job...and that's clearly not in anyone's
> best interest. ;-)
> Damian

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