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Re: OT: Photoshop CS4 upgrade overpriced

Point taken Ryuji. Most folks don't have any conception of how the rich live. To keep this thread at least a bit "on topic" though (I qualified OT it when I posted it). I once had to photograph artwork at a town house in NYC; a paid job (8x10 of a Degas pastel for a Japanese buyer as I recall) - we estimated that the value of the artwork on the first floor of the house was about $ 6 million, and we didn't count the Da Vince drawings lining the staircase to the second floor. There was a full time housekeeper, but the owner (you'd all know his name) only spent 2 weeks out of the year there. The Degas sold the next day for 1.3 million if you are curious.

All that said, in my current life I work in an archive and I'm lucky if I take home $1200 a month. FWIW, I heard that Oregon just laid off all of it's employees that work in archives. Hello double speak, good by (buy) history.

Sheesh. --greg


Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
From: Greg Schmitz <gws1@columbia.edu>
Subject: OT: Photoshop CS4 upgrade overpriced
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 04:30:56 -0800

$600 is 2-weeks of work for me and I am loath to give it to
some Silicon Valley wonk so that he/she can continue to
drive their Porsche or BMW whenever they want to.
FYI, those guys are bored with Porsche and Mercedes. BMW was
only for their college kids not for adults. The real guys who
have bunch of money are also bored with ridiculously expensive
high tech yacht since Tom Perkins did it. The next thing is
spaceship. When those rich guys fund projects to invent a
commercial spaceship with at least 3 passengers capacity, hard
core atheist libertarians like some of you guys out there can
get married in peaceful silence, outside the undesirable and
artificial influence of the noisy mankind, outside the
atmospheric layer of this planet, ever since some Soviet
scientists tried to do so. (but Bill Clinton gave them green
cards so this never happened)

Ryuji Suzuki
"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." (Miles Davis)