I don't know if you have been keeping track of the ongoing writer's strike, but I find it interesting in a variety of different ways.
1. Labor asserts itself against management, usually something I can cheer for.
2. One of the core issues of the strike involves digital rights and online content.
3. I may not get paid for it, I may not be great at it, but through this blog I am an "online writer".
There's some lively intersection that can occur between my tiny blogoworld and the world of these striking writers, I just haven't figured it out yet. There's a way of coming together, of supporting a group of people, but I don't know how to do it. Any ideas are welcome.
I did make an offer to any writers to create a story featuring the iSplotchy, but have only had one taker thus far. Yes, I'm pathetic, I'm glad you pointed that out. I did finally locate the WGA's strike rules (at least for their east coast branch). From what I can tell, I am not a "struck company", so a story featuring the iSplotchy would not constitute a violation of strike rules.
Regardless of the iSplotchy stories about to leap from the pale stubby fingers of the striking scribes (alliteration...suffocating...me), there are some busy online-content-generatin' writers generatin' online content.
Here's a couple links:
A nice little video put together by some Daily Show writers (link via BoingBoing)
Another link of interest: an ongoing writer's strike blog by some Late Show writers (link via Reel Fanatic)
Long Live Labor,