| The Editor ||07 Apr 2008 12:50 p.m. PST|
A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment
. some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.
| Pictors Studio ||07 Apr 2008 12:54 p.m. PST|
All of our days are numbered. To quote motorhead:
Everybody asking you when they gonna die,
I think that they should be askin' why.
| John the OFM ||07 Apr 2008 12:54 p.m. PST|
Get out and smell some bus fumes, for Heaven's sake!
| Wyatt the Odd ||07 Apr 2008 1:04 p.m. PST|
Yeah, there are only about 22,000 of 'em.
|mad monkey 1||07 Apr 2008 1:10 p.m. PST|
They needed more salads and less chips.
| nycjadie ||07 Apr 2008 1:15 p.m. PST|
That sounds like me. With clients in Asia, the West Coast and Europe, I'm constantly barraged with e-mail.
| vtsaogames ||07 Apr 2008 1:44 p.m. PST|
Since my wife heard the old wargamers' saw about dying when your last figure is painted she insists that I have some unpainted lead. I tell her it's no a problem.
|CPT Jake||07 Apr 2008 1:45 p.m. PST|
I just looked at the calendar. Today is numbered 07 APR 2008. Or 98 on a Julian calendar. So yep, it is numbered!
|Former Member Account ||07 Apr 2008 2:04 p.m. PST|
All we are is dust in the wind
|Baggy Sausage ||07 Apr 2008 2:10 p.m. PST|
Yes. Your remaining number is 12,775. You've been warned :)
|aecurtis ||07 Apr 2008 2:27 p.m. PST|
|Cpt Arexu ||07 Apr 2008 2:28 p.m. PST|
Ten million heartbeats. It's not just a good idea -- it's the law.
|Henrix||07 Apr 2008 2:37 p.m. PST|
"Statistically, people die, and that's all."
| nazrat ||07 Apr 2008 2:45 p.m. PST|
Bill, I thought this was going to be about more threats from Hhhwwiccee or some other doofus from the banned brigade. Glad to hear it's just regular self-employed potential paranoia
| Ambush Alley Games ||07 Apr 2008 3:28 p.m. PST|
It could be worse, Bill. You could be like me. My days are LETTERED!
|Jovian1||07 Apr 2008 3:34 p.m. PST|
Last time I checked – life is a termial illness with death coming with an unknown on-set time which can be extended or exacerbated by certain activities, foods, conditions, or genetic factors, however, the mortality rate is 100%.
|Lentulus||07 Apr 2008 4:33 p.m. PST|
the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of
Hmm, maybe I can modify an Eliza variant to read news feeds and blog comments on them
|GenWinter||07 Apr 2008 5:14 p.m. PST|
Really, there is nothing to worry about. I will be dying March 18, 2035. It is a Sunday.
|Wargamer Blue||07 Apr 2008 6:07 p.m. PST|
|Former Member Account ||07 Apr 2008 8:22 p.m. PST|
hmmmm 2029. I've got some time then. Maybe I'll get a 30 year loan just to mess with the bank!
|Wolfshanza ||07 Apr 2008 11:47 p.m. PST|
All ah know is that the answer is 42
|Palafox ||08 Apr 2008 3:11 a.m. PST|
So is it time to find a heir to the TMP throne?.
"That who wears the eagle mark at his nostrils will become the rightfull ruler of all lands of TMP kingdom"
| Pictors Studio ||08 Apr 2008 6:04 a.m. PST|
"Ten million heartbeats. It's not just a good idea -- it's the law."
That would get you through about a third of a year.
|SteveJ ||08 Apr 2008 8:13 a.m. PST|
There are only three certanties in life: death, taxes, and that certain something in the air at wargaming conventions.
Everyone's days are numbered. This is planet earth and nobody gets out alive!
|GarrisonMiniatures ||08 Apr 2008 8:44 a.m. PST|
|BunkerMonkey ||08 Apr 2008 8:55 a.m. PST|
To quote Will Munney (Clint Eastwood) From the film 'Unforgiven',
"We all got it comin'!"
| piper909 ||08 Apr 2008 8:29 p.m. PST|
"We didn't come here to stay" -- Jo Carol Pierce
|Utini420 ||09 Apr 2008 7:43 a.m. PST|
"On a long enough time line, everyone's life expectancy drops to zero." -Fight Club.
|Privateer4hire||10 Apr 2008 4:43 a.m. PST|
First rule of Fight Club is You don't talk about fight club.