[Ads-l] "nobody is watching the farm"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 13 18:56:10 EST 2019


Isn't just a rhetorical answer to the older question, "who's watching the
farm"?

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 4:20 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> I hadn't heard this one:
> In it Conti speaks to precisely what my intuition was barking at me: nobody
> is watching the farm, and as long as AirBnB makes money, nobody gives a
> damn if you and I get scammed.
>
> https://medium.com/writerontherun/why-i-wont-use-airbnb-25aefe8316b2
>
> makes sense, of course, but google show 2 other of the same usages, another
> on medium.com from 2018 and another elsewhere in 2014. "nobody is watching
> the store" gets 27k hits.
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