Fuck Proprietary Skills

People don't learn how to program, but learn how to S3 or EC2, people don't learn how to illustrate but how to Photoshop, or how to C4D. "Oh, I couldn't possibly make music without Ableton.." This is sad.

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@neauoire I also get really upset that people seem so intimidated by the idea of "technology" that they adopt a kind of survival strategy of buying into the biggest, most popular mass corporate offering. Anything that does not fit into the tidy black box presentation of an anodyne consumer product is seen as scary, leading to irrelevance in "the marketplace". The perspective is myopic, hopeless and devoid of imagination.

But the irony is that even a slightly longer-term capitalist view will show you that general concepts and theoretical understanding will get you so much further.

It's like people don't trust themselves to learn anything other than the latest massive mainstream trends.

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