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Resolution: Feed your creative side

Is it too late for another new year's resolution?

Herb Sutter points out that Arthur C Clark got it right, the temptation to consume media is now overwhelming.

I loves me my comics, TV, books, movies MP3s, radio and video games.  I'm not giving them up.  Entirely.  But I am cutting back.  Enough that I can continue to make the things I enjoy making.

Personal note:  A big culprit for me is NetFlix.  I feel a compulsion to "work through" the queue I made, and to maximize the value of my subscription.  I won't sacrifice creative time to NetFlix so much anymore.


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Jan. 6th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Nice link, nice post, and good resolution. Funny too how most people would place books in a different category. Justified?

As for you, Sir, indeed life must be hard when you just love to death every damn movie ever made!

Have you considered going down to the one at a time, unlimited $9/month plan, if you are not already on it?
Jan. 6th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
The two categories are "content creation" and "content consumption." So, I'm pretty sure everybody would put "reading books" in the correct category.

Those who think books are a more worthy or more noble medium than the others might hear dissent from me, though.

I did say that I loves me my movies.

I probably should go down to the one DVD at a time plan.
Jan. 6th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
No such thing as too late for resolutions! I haven't even posted mine yet. ^^;

Still, I can agree with you here. I'm an incredibly media consumer, without a doubt, and I could do a few things to take back the amount of consumption that I do and up the amount of material that I actually turn out, especially original writing. I think I might follow your example and add a resolution when I post mine....
Jan. 6th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
theory: in Clark's time, there were hours of highly addictive radio shows . . . parents complaining about how their children would rather listen to "The Shadow" than read . . .


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