Andrew on Medium: December 2021
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The truth here is nuanced, as it usually is. The past five years have been rough ones for small teams, but they were also years full of new opportunities that a few devs were able to exploit. The next five years will be no different. But what will those next few years actually look like, and who stands to benefit? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.
By all accounts, 2020 was an extremely tough year for fiction markets. Many people used their enforced free time to write short fiction and poems, and the markets saw dramatic increases in the number of submissions they received. Since few of these markets were accepting more pieces, this meant greatly increased competition, and writing forums buzzed with complaints over the situation.
Fake products in China are an art form unto themselves, as is navigating them. When dealing with fakes, there is a world of difference between a product that is bad and one that is merely questionable. Both lie to you, but the former do so in a harmful way, while the latter are laughing along with you.