Panda came as no surprise ..if one was paying attention to the signs and signals before it ..neither did the crash ..but nobody wanted to hear while the money rolled in that it could not last and not to depend on property prices and credit nor on just search engine traffic or adsense or the web..
And the crash is going to get worse before it gets better ..and the search engines ( MS and "whatever" ) and Google are going to squeeze more , not less , and those predictions/facts will be ignored by most ..yet again..
The lion and the antelope got posted here not long after I joined ..wasn't the first time I'd ever read that "homily"..most people didn't pay attention enough then..and most don't / won't now..
Not surviving is not anyone else's fault..it is the fault of not being agile enough ..and not paying attention, and not looking in all directions ..
And having caught a TV program earlier this evening about 8 year old kids forced to work in coal mines and in prostitution in India..all this whining about how hard it is making a living on the web..c'mon ..grow up..all of us here have it easy compared to most of the 7 or so billion..
We aren't manacled to these screens at age 8..No one is standing over us saying we get down and work or lay down and accept it or get killed ..
I came from a house with a dirt floor and no electricity nor running water , nearest of both was along way off ..this is easy ..compared to being a child working in slavery in a slum town in the hills of India..or even getting up at 05.00am to hand milk cows on the farm as a kid..