Below are spec discussions in forums and in the comments of blog posts. All are informative. More will be added. And no, we don’t agree with all of the opinions posted.

Sites: Five Big Logo Mistakes That Will Cost You Working on Spec? AIGA Examines Spec Work and the Future of Design My Experience in Spec Work Logo Design Contests – Good or Bad A Perfect Dichotomy Spec Work Confessional What’s Your Take On Spec Work? Say No To Spec Work on your Demo Reel Why the NO SPEC Movement Isn’t Working. 99designs: Hacks and Cheapskates unite! Is Tim Ferriss acting like an asshole? Nightmare web design clients Why We Can’t Do Spec Work :::SAY NO TO SPEC ART::: Is spec work unethical? Speak Up: Opportunity or Opportunistic? a warning to freelancers

Forums: Don’t Work for Free – Read this post from a Craigslist Artist Spec work for an interview? Illustration Contest Buyers who ask for sample/spec work My submission for Goal Logo contest Typophile: The Caravan Project

gcom313: Spec work: Comment Assignment #2

NO!SPEC Video by Yasmin Kercher : NO!SPEC
SXSWi 2009: Is Spec Work Evil? The Online Creative Community
Vendor Client Video: The Vendor Client relationship – in real world situations
Web Designer vs Client: Make my website for free

Client side A Perfect Dichotomy

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