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Lileks, Power Tools, Movies. What More Could You Want?

One of my favorite bloggers, TJIC, also runs a business called SmartFlix which has an enormous collection of instructional videos, from crafts to outdoors to home improvement, all for rent.  Most of these niche videos are incredibly helpful, but are almost impossible to find anywhere else.

Anyway, TJIC apparently wrote James Lileks, a really fun-to-read columnist and author, with the following come-on:

We send you a video.  You watch it, or watch 10 minutes of it, or don’t watch it at all.

Then you write something, which might be a review, or might barely mention the video at all. For example, a short review on a video that instructs one on how to play pool might mention the fact that you watched 10 minutes of the video, and then segue onto a story about you playing pool 15 years ago with The Giant Swede…

In short, I propose a business relationship where you do whatever the heck you want to.

Anyway, Lilek's first column is up.

Posted on July 12, 2007 at 08:52 AM | Permalink


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