Why Easy Isn’t Always Right…

Age-old proof that knocking something (or someone) down is always easier than building something (or someone) up. And that every time, making something will always beat the socks off of destroying anything.

If you need more proof, check out this post by Joel Runyon… Who almost ignored the stranger talking to him about his computer. He didn’t. And soon discovered he was talking to Russell Kirsch.

From the post:

“I’ve been against Macintosh company lately. They’re trying to get everyone to use iPads and when people use iPads they end up just using technology to consume things instead of making things. With a computer you can make things. You can code, you can make things and create things that have never before existed and do things that have never been done before.”

“That’s the problem with a lot of people”, he continued, “they don’t try to do stuff that’s never been done before, so they never do anything, but if they try to do it, they find out there’s lots of things they can do that have never been done before.”

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One Response to Why Easy Isn’t Always Right…

  1. S Tran August 10, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    I found this web site through a link about Nicholas Iwamoto, a man who discovered knitting as a therapeutic release by creating something after his horrific attack on Koko Crater and making sense of his life after it was all smashed to pieces. I was immediately excited about this web site because I am a craftsman myself (stained glass, fiber arts and mixed media) however after seeing this post about the evils of Macintosh and the iPad I am totally turned off.

    I can create things using the iPad more than any other media. I download pictures of crochet and textile projects to my iPad, take them to work, then use a sketch/paint/draw app to show my clients my latest creations. I wouldn’t be able to do that with a desktop or a laptop without my Paper by Fifty Three app.

    Coding on the computer is not for the mainstream population. No matter how you slice it, coding can be left to people who LIKE to code, and the reality is the 98% of people on this planet are not into creating things with Code or “do stuff that’s never been done before” on the computer. People who ‘consume’ are your mom, your dad, your kid and people like me who like to create “stuff” without worrying about applications, code language, debugging and programming….your 2% or less of the population. I used to dabble in code and writing code and programs but I’d rather let the pros handle it, after all, I am paying them and I am not good at it…I don’t have time to create a program that will tell me that my eggs are well-done or what time I should catch my flight to Sonoma.

    I don’t have time to devote to learn the basics behind C+ or C++ or HTML, nor do I have the time to grow my own vegetables or raise my own chickens for eggs or dye my own clothing or perform my own gall bladder surgery. I’d like to leave these things behind and create my own magic and someone else do all the coding; because I am not a computer science major and I am not a code warrior and have no intentions of becoming one…so don’t knock me.

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