In a capitalist's ideal world, everyone would have consumptive hobbies, and no one would have creative ones. This slots cleanly into their worldview of having everyone define their identity by what they consume, so that there will always be things to sell, and whatever's being consumed or sold is wholly irrelevant.
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@Dayglochainsaw Awesome thread!
@Dayglochainsaw so much this! We keep having people in our hackerspace who say “Why are you building this yourself? You can just buy it. It's also cheaper if you count in your time. How much are you paid per hour? It's never worth it.” Like, isn't building things yourself the point of a hackerspace?!
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