Of course, it is a truism that something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Personally, I would gladly pay five dollars for a banana if I didn't know grocers selling them for twenty-five cents each. Perhaps I might even fight a gorilla for one. Would a teenage girl do battle with a gorilla for a Mumford and Sons CD? I think not. But then I doubt the gorilla would want the bloody CD in the first place, unless, perhaps, the gorilla were King Kong requiring soundtrack music for his clumsy and ultimately unsuccessful seduction of Fay Wray.
Alas, I have seen my own worth decline over the past few years. The esoteric knowledge and arcane skills I once employed to do my work have been replaced by downloadable software. I am getting old, too. Given the choice between my daily presence and a Mumford and Sons CD my boss could play in the lobby, he might choose the CD. So would I, in all probability. At least this blog is still free for people to read. I trust that it remains, like bananas, good value.