This recommendation to cure the oh-so-horrible pestilence of democratized video editing is particularly funny:
Mr. Angry Otaku, MBA wrote:A fountain of shameful, hateful, negative sentiment, washing away the unwarranted self-confidence that enables cos-tards with terrible costumes the ability to leave the house.
Read: the situation that many people on this site
are trying to eliminate
. Because it's toxic
I cannot take that blog post seriously, and I do not recommend anyone else take it seriously. Unless, of course, you are like Mr. Angry Otaku, in which case I recommend finding a better perspective on life. I recommend running cat leaps over nine-foot gaps as a good way to start.
(In fact, I'd be a lot happier if we could turn this thread into a discussion of how physical activities and expanding your freedom of movement changes your outlook on life, because it's definitely done a hell of a lot of that for me. I can provide pictures and videos for your entertainment.)
But, for now:
The Angry Otaku's post, in my opinion, is a wearily misguided and simplistic rant against progress of technology, which he has somehow managed to drag out to five points and a tangentially related way to relate it all to "gamification". (Which is really about introducing game mechanics to applications that traditionally don't have them. Achievements in Microsoft Office, for example.)
He wants to blame falling costs of video acquisition and editing, rather than his and others' inability to filter out what they see as crap. I suspect it's because "falling costs" is a single entity (albeit abstract) and can be easily blamed, whereas the amount of effort required to implement critical thinking is not only quite large, but it is also a distributed
task. (Oh, the horror.) Evidently democratization of technology is something he's fine with when it comes to people providing free-of-charge publishing platforms for the written word.
seasons: Feel free to ignore this, but why do you follow this guy's blog? I can't tell if he's trying to be entertainingly angry or sincerely angry, because I don't think he's very good at either.
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