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Re: Design principles and ethics

From: Pierre THIERRY
Subject: Re: Design principles and ethics
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 19:11:30 +0200
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Scribit Marcus Brinkmann dies 04/05/2006 hora 15:13:
> > Which leads to self-censorship, because an author cannot affort to
> > write something his patron would not agree with.
> This is not different at all from how self-censorship works today in
> the media.  The patron is the editor, with the advertisers behind him.
> Or, in the case of music, the label.

That cannot be really compared. There is a far larger number of editors
available for this claim to stand.

And with the advent of purely digital communication, this will be even
less and less true. An author will not need a distributor as such, but
merely some service providers for the act of making the cultural product
from his own work. That is, mixing and working the sound, typesetting
text, and so on.

> However, a patron (or equivalent) is not the only possible way to
> sustain creative people that contribute to society.

What do you suggest?

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