Re: [rp-ml] free STL Files and other (free) things we wish for in the new year

From: Adrian Bowyer <>
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 23:00:07 EET

Err. But stuff isn't free. That's why I have to earn.

In fact I earn about 1.1 times the UK average wage as a part-time
lecturer. For the rest of my time (I estimate about 60% of it) I do
many many other things that interest me for exactly nothing.

"Are you saying you are willing to start teaching and doing research,
for free..."

Yes, given the time I'd happily do those for nothing. I don't have to
be paid to do things I enjoy.

Exam marking is another matter :-)

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer

G. Sachs wrote:
> Adrian - "And... Who needs to earn, if stuff is free? :-)"
> Apparently you and others at the the University of Bath! But I assume
> you are TOTALLY kidding - right? !
> Are you saying you are willing to start teaching and doing research, for
> free, in exchange for all the RepRaps, music, movies, and TV you could
> ever want (great idea for 2010 :-) ? How are you going to pay the
> farmer, and your doctor - in RepRap 'units' or RP parts :-)? Ahhhh, but
> then I think you will agree with me that talk is, by far, the cheapest
> commodity of all (actually it's one of the few things that's ALWAYS been
> free)? Just (half) kidding though, in order to try and rattle your
> notion, a bit, that there simple solutions to tough problems, probably
> will do. Here in the States, people often fault academicians for not
> having enough "skin in the game" and being sheltered from the harsh
> realities of living in the "real world". I guess I kind of have one foot
> in both worlds and so can look at things both ways, or as a series of
> +'s & -'s (though, sometimes, it still seems like a zero sum game).
Received on Thu Jan 07 22:46:52 2010

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