You know, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching the past few months. Even looking at my core avatar now I see I have reached the level of “self realization”. I get it now, I see it all clearly now.
Everything in the country and design industry seems to be going belly up from all of the instability, corruption, outsourcing, etc…to much to talk about here. Rockstar designers sketching a 5 second geometric shape, say it’s your new product, paint it funky…profit! Where’s the skill? In my last project I used a different degree of continuity for every surface and had every corner come together to a perfect point! It was so precise the computer couldn’t even figure out how to shell it. Now that takes skill to be able to go above and beyond current capabilities and not let the computer limit my capabilities…at the same time being able to showcase a multitude of design techniques on one object. Instead everyone gawks at the people doing rectangles with rounds on them, la-di-da!
And the more I think about it, the more I see it’s just bullsh!t anyway. It’s all going in a landfill, and we’re the main cause. To be truly green is to say effit and just live out in the woods, anything less and it’s b.s. We all have everything we need, more than enough. All the rest is just ego-stroking and pampering so why kid yourself?
I guess I’m feeling what some of the even-older timers here are feeling, it’s all a crock. So I’m done, I’m out! I’m going to find some rural place and move out there and live off the land. Anybody needs me, send a smoke signal. After the world goes under from the big mess we’ve made and continue to promote, that’ll be the only way to communicate long distance anyway.
So I’m outta here, anybody else that’s smart will do the same before the machines take over your job! Rapid prototyping is here so everyone is just going to make their own stuff and be happy using poorly designed crap from now on since it’ll be the cheapest. Mass manufacturing of good design will become a thing the past. So adios amigos, it’s been great while it lasted! I QUIT!!!
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