Sailing the high seas

As a teenager I pirated a lot of music and software, games, and the likes. I’m pretty sure every other kid with any technical savvy did the same. As I got older I stopped doing that, especially when the software I was purchasing was helping to support my growing career as a designer. 

I support people who create and make the tools and entertainment I love. 

With that said, it’s getting pretty hard to keep paying. Every day we see a new announcement that some service has gone up in price. At some point things will have to break, right? The reason iTunes was because the pricing model was simple, affordable, and better than the current tools for piracy. 

It’s getting to the point where I’m actively deciding which services to keep and which to let go.