The atmosphere in the audience at the panel discussion was very tense, I am told. Recently, Forbes wrote about one of the proponents of spec work, CrowdSpring, in this article - The Creativity of Crowds, 1/22/09.
The short answer: OF COURSE Spec Work is evil! However, it is of great value for you to hear from the other perspective so you can better understand your own!
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