"On a final note, I don’t want to get all teary-eyed here, but the best comment I ever saw on TechCrunch was years ago in response to when I quipped something like ‘This is my blog and I’ll write what I want’ in response to a troll. The response was ‘No Mike, This is OUR blog. You just work here.’"

Written by TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington in a post where he discusses the recent acquisition of his famous techno-geeky blog network by online news giant AOL.

Isn’t it the truth, though. How futile a writer’s prose without a reader’s hunger for it. How vain a photographer’s vision without an audience to share it with. We are slaves to our art. You, my friends, are the real masters.