Those of you who are regular visitors to this blog (Hi, Mom!) know that last week, in a move that will go down in Internet history, we rejected $20 in advertising from a creepy online education mill. It was legendary, it was epic, and it showcased the majesty of our ideals in action. Apparently, so majestic is our Internet Ethic, that at least one anonymous commenter felt that it merited its own reward. Here I quote one HPG:
Please add a PayPal “Donate” button to your blog. I don’t have very much money right now, but I would like to contribute $5 in support of your attentiveness, integrity, and eloquence plus $1 for Ben’s tasty icing.
Email me when you get it set up and I will follow through.
While we haven’t yet emailed the good madam, we very much intend to. $5 is $5, and Ben deserves an extra loony for good measure (He’s Canadian: that’s what they call dollars up there). And anyway, we’ve reached the point where we feel like, “Hey. If someone wants to give us free money because they like what we’re doing, more power to them!” So here’s the deal:
We’ve added a PayPal button. It’s over there in the sidebar, beneath the search function. If you want to donate, that’s the way to do it. If we ever somehow make back the money we’ve invested in this little website and wind up with extra, we promise to spend the rest on the finest Bolivian marching powder we can get our hands on.