I had a falling out with a good friend after meeting up in person for the second time, and it seemed like just a misunderstanding to me.
There was a webcomic both of us loved, and I emailed the author, offering the author an amount in the very low triple digits, and explaining the situation.
They created a comic just for the situation, and did a great job on it, and after my friend saw it, we made up and have been friends ever since.
It's been about 15 years now since that happened.
Horowitz, argued recently. Ms. Jin calls this new landscape the “passion economy.” She argues that apps like Uber and DoorDash are built to erase the differences between individual drivers or food delivery people. But similar tools, she says, can be used to “monetize individuality.”
Whenever people attempt to describe the last 10 or 15 years of the Soviet Union and try to capture what bizarre social reality everyone lived in, I feel like we're in whatever the inverse of that is, Mark Fisher borrowed and repurposed the apt German term "Realkapitalismus"
(They'd have to work out the legal and contractual parts of that of course...)