When Amateurs Roamed the Earth

Tim O’Reilly has a fantastic post about an NYT article about how people used to draw as a matter of course each day, but now that’s quite rare. Tim says…

Now, obviously Make: magazine shows just how vibrant the DIY movement still is, even if drawing, playing piano, and similar activities are no longer front and center. And while classical music is a specialist thing, popular music remains something that is widely practiced (albeit not as widely as in its heyday.) But the article is still a good reminder is how much we lose when we simply consume, and forget how to produce.

Consuming can be fun, but creating is far more rewarding.