Mary Corrects Grammar, Gets $200 Donated to EFF
Last year I was doing my usual creepy thing: reading blogs and emailing random site owners whenever I see a typo/factual/any error in their website. It’s such a weird habit with no chance of return (no one ever replies or corrects the errors) that I don’t remember any of the people I pestered. Except for Jens Meiert.
The reason I remember him?
He sent an email this week apologizing for the much delayed reply. And by the way, he donated $200 to EFF as a way of rewarding my effort.
My effort. Me.
My weird, interfering, busybody correcting habit got $200 donated to the group that protects our rights on the internet. (Note: It says digital world but that means internet, right?)
For all I know $200 isn’t even enough to pay for their staff lunch. But I don’t care. At least someone replied. It’s enough proof that part of the web is run by real people. Not just
world-domination obsessed world-domination-obsessed cats. (thanks for the correction kuya jerome)
And I get to be in someone else’s Hall of Fame! How cool is that?