An artist friend sends this along…

An artist friend sends this along… September 12, 2012

There is some truth to this quote by Jeff Hammerbacher :
“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.” [1]
If there is indeed a correlation between silence and creativity , then beware of what we, the geeks, have created. We’ve built Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many other services that are designed to tap into the same part of your brain that addicts people to slot machines …all with the goal of getting you to click on our ads. We want to bring you back, over and over and over again so that you’ll click on the ads and make us rich. That sucks (for you, not for us :-)).

The best way to sell art is to produce art that is so good they can’t ignore you . To do that, you need to spend time quietly…..the opposite of what the best tech minds of our generation are trying to get you to do. We, the geeks, simply can not allow you that quiet time, because that might make you rich instead of us. We need you to be a consumer, not a producer.
So……beware the geeks. If you let us, we’ll be happy to take your time, your money and your future.
Sincerely,
Clint Watson

FASO Founder, Software Craftsman and Art Fanatic

This guy sounds like he’d get along great with Barb Nicolosi.


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