Monday, October 02, 2006

Robert Anton Wilson needs our help...

We've all worked on staying calm and cheerful, knowing Bob has not felt well enough to run his courses (a useful source of income for him).

I have previously mentioned the eBay auctions, and also that you can simply send contributions to him, if you have ever got anything from his work (and anyone who has read anything of Bob must have come away somewhat changed, and generally improved).

OK, I have a bias.

Anyway, Douglas Rushkoff's blog has mentioned Bob's need for a bit of support right now, and I will repeat the contact material here:

Any donations can be made to Bob directly to the Paypal account

You can also send a check payable to Robert Anton Wilson to
Dennis Berry c/o Futique Trust
P.O. Box 3561
Santa Cruz, CA 95063.

[Update 3rd Oct: nice to see that Boing Boing have picked up on this (pass it on...)]

[4th Oct: Further Update: A huge response (300 posts) on Douglas Rushkoff's site, and apparently this month's rent is now covered. A couple of posts seem cautious that it isn't a scam (reasonable enough on the Internet) and a curse or two (from people who will always have enough money, and will never need a little help from their friends, they think - and rather than just not helping they feel duty bound to tell us all about our stupidity).

Of course, sombunall people wonder how a published writer can run out of money. Perhaps Dan Brown could make a one-off payment for research & inspiration :-)

Self-employed people live a much more precarious existence than employees (note that these contributions go towards paying rent, not mortgage payments - and medical bills, of course).

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