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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.

@danishcookies @Dayglochainsaw
I imagine him shouting it all into a cup so he sounds like Darth Vader.

@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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@Dayglochainsaw

I've really internalised this attitude to a frustrating degree regarding electronics and software projects. It's a real barrier to learning to feel like I have to constantly be doing something innovative rather than just doing something fun or that already exists

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