To me, Kovaks was the first indication that no matter how talented or brilliant you are, the people in charge will rob you of everything. I’ve seen that robbery of creativity growing to this day, when writers are no longer paid anything, anywhere, especially not here in Salon. Kovaks was deeply hurt by life and his career, but he kept creating anyway. His life should provide the guiding principle for every creator; don’t expect or even hope for money, fame or love by creating. Just create, dammit.


About Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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