Lots of lovely royalties

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu Dec 2 04:54:24 EST 2004

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 05:09:57PM +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:
>These days "prolific" is a dirty word. Authors often prefer "diligent" or

Some writers do seem to burn out after a while and just keep churning
things out to pay the bills.

>I've remarked on this before, but what OTHER jobs exist where practise is
>held to make one worse, not better?

The oldest profession?
Politics? (At least, the longer one does it the more one is reviled.)

>Would we admire a pro tennis player who
>played one match every five years?

(cough)Bobby Fischer(cough)

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