This is part of why I think it's so good to create things. It lends a deep satisfaction that literally cannot be bought or sold, and that's the kind of thing that makes capitalists tear their hair out. Think about how many things you otherwise wouldn't have wanted if you hadn't been barraged with ads and media and such, telling you that You Should Want These Things, literally every day you've been alive. Self-satisfaction is the penicillin to capitalism's disease.

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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?!


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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