Stack: Are We There Yet?

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1 — The appearance of change, or innovation, is often not real change.
 

"What technology is very good at is moving basic building blocks, or indeed aggregates of them, into different arrangements, which...in turn take on differing forms. This is merely the same ‘stuff’ in a different sequence....
"What technology is very good at is moving basic building blocks, or indeed aggregates of them, into different arrangements, which then in turn take on differing forms This is merely the same ‘stuff’ in a different sequence, and is very useful for looking into the past, dissection, analysis, and so on"

Taken from: Andrew McKenzie

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2 — Activity is not necessarily progress.
 

People are playing the same thing all the time and never listening.
There’s a lot of potential but some people seem to get literally offended when you suggest anything different…

Taken from: Arcana: Musicians on Music by student of George Lewis

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3 — Identify failure or weakness and work to change those. Don't simply continue to do what you do well. It won't be so interesting after awhile - to others, or you.
 

Sooner or later, most learners reach a plateau, repeating what they already know rather than battling their weaknesses, at which point progress becomes slow.
Taken from: Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning

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4 — More is not necessarily good.
 

Technology has made our lives more full, yet at the same time we've become uncomfortably "full".

Taken from: The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
I watched the process whereby my daughters gleefully got their first email accounts. It began as a tiny drop - emails sent amongst themselves. It grew to a slow drip as their friends joined the flow of communication. Today it is a waterfall of messages, e-cards, and hyperlinks that showers upon them daily.

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