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Re: <nettime> Goodbye Classic ?
Doug Henwood on Wed, 7 Nov 2007 17:43:57 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Goodbye Classic ?

On Nov 7, 2007, at 8:20 AM, Benjamin Geer wrote:

> But there's a crucial difference between an open format and a
> proprietary one: if you create your work of art using proprietary
> software tool X, and X uses a proprietary file format which only X can
> read, then it's nearly impossible to convert your work to any other
> format.

So if you want something permanent, work in oil paint or marble. If
you're working in computer art, embrace its transience - which, as
Freud argued in an essay on the topic, is a large part of the reason
that we find beauty in flowers. No one ever complained about the short
life of a sand castle.


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