Amateur is not below professional.

I’ve been trying to tell this to folks for over two years–here’s the quoteI’ve been waiting for:

Amateur is not below professional. It’sjust another way of doing [media]. The root of the word amateur islove, and someone who does something for love is an amateur. Someone who doessomething to pay the bills is a professional. The amateurs have [more integritythan] the professionals. If you’re an amateur you have less conflict ofinterest and less reason not to tell your truth than if you have to pay thebills and please somebody else.” Dave Winer–A brilliant guy.

[ ViaPoynter]

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