Justin Lincoln's notational productions. Thoughts, text, images, sounds, and videos.
My basic issue is that the vast majority of the ‘creative industry’ is not making their own tools anymore as was the case with artisans (it was their defining characteristic) before the age of the industial revolution, or more fittingly, before the rise of desktop publishing. For the past 20 years, the vast majority of the creative industry has been supplied with tools by a handful of companies, which have become the de facto standard or lowest common denominator between players in this industry. I’m a big believer in the truth of Kenneth Boulding’s statement: ‘We make our tools and they shape us.’
—Karsten Schmidt (via scigraph)
Wow, a new origin for the phrase at the end. I had previously attributed it to Marshall McLuhan.