But there’s only so much that “New Media” can do. At the end of the day, good art is still an expensive, labor-intensive, pain-in-the-ass thing to make. Technology may remove a specific barrier to entry – the way photography did to portraiture over oil paint, for example – but the good stuff, the stuff people are willing to pay BIG MONEY for, still remains really, really hard.

via An Interview with Hugh MacLeod, Cartoonist | Lateral Action.

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  1. Nowadays there are few people that appreciate “the good stuff, the stuff people are willing to pay BIG MONEY”

    Where the hell did they go?

  2. I hear a lot more “that’ll do” nowadays.

    It used to be said that the people you should avoid working for are those that know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Unfortunately nowadays a vast majority want the value element but aren’t prepared to pay for it.

    I can’t remember the last time I had a decent budget to work with….oh hang on…. 2006…

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