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How to change consumer society

Re: How to change consumer society
October 08, 2006, 12:32:30 AM
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It's unecessarily heavy, stupidly inefficient and badly designed for our time due to the limitations that existed in the past.


Are you describing the society, or the people in it? ;)

Re: How to change consumer society
October 08, 2006, 02:03:15 AM
The mediocre now have access to the means of creation to some extent: changes through voting, web pages and blogging, making garbage entertainment, home "improvements" and much more. The broad accessibility came about because politicians or industries (the gatekeepers between crowd and finer things) in competition with one another sought greater quantity for popular support and profit. Most people didn't know about any internet in the early 90s. Someone in-the-know with access to the business and internet industries decided to get the crowd involved. Same thing happened with formerly underground metal: few knew about UM in the beginning (approximately mid to late 80s) then someone opened the gates to let the crowd in.
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: How to change consumer society
October 08, 2006, 02:06:48 AM
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Hold on, good things never last
Nothing's in the past, it always seems to come again
Again and again and again


Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Neon Knights
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: How to change consumer society
October 08, 2006, 07:01:03 PM
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Same thing happened with formerly underground metal: few knew about UM in the beginning (approximately mid to late 80s) then someone opened the gates to let the crowd in.


Also it got easier to make CDs. 1991-92 was when desktop computers got powerful enough for the average person to spend $2,000 and have a unit that could do all the desktop processing and in many cases recording necessary. About 1999 it got even worse as computers got really cheap, and then the people recording for MySpace and burning a couple dozen CDs for their friends to be "kult" happened.