As some of you may know, during the Lisbon referendum I wrote, with help, a document called the Spoofer’s Guide to the Lisbon treaty, which was quite well received in some quarters.
There have been some positive spinoffs from it for me. However, I occasionally come across remarks on some sites declaring things like ” I must say it really looks professionally produced – for a guy who says he works in the construction industry. Which begs the question who paid for it?” (See here)
No one PAID for it. If someone had offered to pay me for it, I would have taken the hand off them, but they didn’t! It was researched by a very talented member of the legal profession, edited by a very dedicated political activist, laid out by an exceptionally skilled graphic designer, and written by me. No one got paid.
But here’s the thing: What surprises me most about remarks like this is that there seem to be so many people out there who just can’t comprehend giving their time for free to a project like this. Which is kind of sad.