Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Torrents of Cracked NMR-Warez

My most popular post, in two years of activity, has been the infamous "TopSpin NMR Free Download". That single (short) post has received as many comments as the rest of blog (sob!). People were so prompt to fix their anger in words but nobody was touched by the idea of starting a discussion. Unless you call discussion an exchange of flames. I have learned the lesson, in my own way. This time I have chosen a more explicit title, so nobody can say he arrived here with pure and saint intentions.
I myself haven't changed my mind. Year after year, a lot of money is spent to acquire/upgrade NMR instrumentation and software. Attending a conference is not cheap and renting a booth there is really expensive. The number of computers sold keeps increasing year after year. How is it possible that there is so much money in circulation and, at the same time, people cry because they can't pay an NMR program (but could nonetheless find the money to buy a new computer...) ?
Our society spends a lot of money to buy goods that are never used, or misused, or are notoriously dangerous for the health or the environment. If you really want to buy a thing that you aren't going to use, don't buy a computer. Just think at the environmental cost of disposing of it in a few years to come. Don't buy a cell phone. Your drawer is already full of old items you don't know what to do with. Don't buy a book. Just think at how many unread books are accumulating dust in your library. Buy software in digital form. It's a wiser form to waste your money.

If you came to this blog by accident, would you please have a look here around and try reading any other post, just to develop a more correct idea of what this blog is about?
In the last 6 weeks I have been publishing an article per day, with few exceptions. My activity has had no effect on the traffic. For example, the blog was more visited in April, a month in which I wrote a single article in total.
Tomorrow I will therefore conclude the current series of daily articles.


At 12:31 AM, Blogger nkjvcjs said...

I just want to let you know that I read your blog every time you post. I truly enjoy, and appreciate your posts. I am just not the sort of person who usually comments.

Please don't stop.

I also wonder whether readers who use read your feed in a reader are counted in your traffic? I read your blog in my reader every day.

At 8:58 AM, Blogger old swan said...

Thank you very much!

At 2:24 PM, Anonymous beerhunter said...

Also read here. Your comments are informative and helpful. I like your links to other sites and details of how the various features implemented in iNMR work.

Bravo and thank you.


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