Artists still can’t work for free. Steven Poole made his novel Trigger Happy available as a free download. The results are pretty sad:

The proportion of people who left a tip after downloading Trigger Happy was 1 in 1,750, or 0.057%. I am of course very grateful to each of them, though I was particularly amused by several who left $0.01, which seems a lot of clicks to expend when you could just write “Fuck you” in the comments.

via Gruber.