We’re in kind of a golden era right now of AI content generation apps coming online that are free during at least a trial period. A lot of them switch to paid after, but I kind of find it fun to only use them temporarily like some sort of migrant AI user or a hermit crab, temporarily putting on a shell built by some other animal, and discarding it when it no longer fits. Plus there’s just so much experimentation and competition right now & nobody really has got the UX all nailed down to be really the top down interface provider. Though obviously some of the underlying models are more compelling than others, but in the vast majority of cases (outside perhaps ChatGPT for now), you can access them through a variety of third parties. Eventually, I guess this will change, and paid access regimes will change, but for now here’s to the free rider. (That said, I do pay for Dall-E)