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Why do artists have their own software companies?
Author: Robert Cassidy Posted: 4/20/2000; 11:12:41 AM Topic: Why do artists have their own software companies? Msg #: 16448 Prev/Next: 16447 / 16449
I actually have a theory for this.
The quality/type of writing is rarely influenced by the tools being used. That is, it's impossible to tell when reading a novel whether the author wrote is longhand, typed it, wordprocessed it, etc.
Art is different. In many cases you look at a work of art and can tell immediately at least some of the tools involved (either traditional or computer based).
Microsoft has never been sufficiently creative at a level that would have allowed them to satisfy the artistic market - and this will never, ever change, IMO. But for writing, the threshold is different - not because writers are less demanding than artists, but because the quality of work is influenced less by the tool they are using.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Why do artists have their own software companies?, Jeremy Bowers, 4/20/2000; 11:30:19 AM
- Re: Why do artists have their own software companies?, Andrew Z, 4/20/2000; 12:19:08 PM
- Re: Why do artists have their own software companies?, Bob DeLaurentis, 4/20/2000; 1:21:10 PM
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