A while ago I decided to pin my colours to the collaborative mast, and stop drawing a salary from Crashpadder.com. It was a pretty easy decision at the time; I have faith in the business model, and I wanted to demonstrate that one could make ends meet purely by hosting through the site. In addition, I am at a stage in my life where my costs are pretty low, so there was little excuse not to. What I didn't anticipate, however, was how great an impact this immersion in the collaborative economy
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