22 November 2008
The Trad scores "Take Ivy"
I should have my head examined. A week ago Michael Williams of the amazing, A Continuous Lean emailed me a link to an on line auction of Take Ivy in Japan. I expressed interest and gave him my high bid. Michael contacted a friend in Japan who bid for me and I found out this morning he was successful.
So here's what I'm gonna do. I will scan the entire book and post it here. That's right. There's a lot of talk on the forums and blogs about this book. Especially since it realized $1,490 on EBay. I want everyone (being the good Democrat I am) to see this book and I can't think of a better place than here. Besides, I need the traffic.
Speaking of traffic, I'd like to mention that The Trad has been offered some advertising revenue as well as pre-written posts pitching products. Many, many years ago I started a PR firm in Washington DC. It didn't last long but it was a real eye opener. I had no idea so many reporters were lazy and assholes to boot. I won't even mention how they dress but I suspect more than a few are card holders at The Men's Wearhouse. Anyway, it's one thing to pitch a story idea. It's another to write the entire story. So, be careful what you read out there. Hard copy or on line. I think it's hard to be impartial with someone who is sending you a check each month. So, no advertising and no posts I didn't write. Except for Michael-- I owe that guy.