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    MediumJesse Weaver2/23/156 min
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    • deephdave
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      1 year ago

      Excellent read! @hairyelefante

      When a startup does win, it’s often not because they were fast, but because they were focused.

      Humanity is experiencing an evolution in consciousness. We’re starting to think differently about what it means to ‘own’ something. This is why a similar ambivalence towards ownership is emerging in all sorts of areas, from car-buying to music listening to entertainment consumption…the big push behind it all is that our thinking is changing.

    • jbuchana1 year ago

      Everyone should read this! I love items that are with excellence in mind. They're very hard to find, and usually out of my price range when I do find them. A revolution that brought back individual craftsmen/women as a major part of the economy would be wonderful!

    • Alexa
      1 year ago


      I was staring at my clothing steamer recently and I was so frustrated with it. I did as much research as I could when I bought it a few years back to find the best I could, but it's still all plastic. Every option was at a similar price point, similarly made...ugh.

      I sat there wishing I had a quality, mostly metal, built to last clothing steamer I could have forever and repair when needed, rather than this plastic thing I just have to watch age and fall apart.

      This led me to think this...More than anything I crave a makers revolution, where we start making (and desiring) beautifully made purchases that are built to last for life. Bring back craftmanship, bring back the art of the craft in physical products, and digital as covered here. Uf...end rant ha.

      • jbuchana1 year ago

        As a maker though, I usually just make one of something for myself or my family and then lose interest. If I started a business out of my making hobby, how long would it be before I had to increase production to make enough money to live on? Would the magic disappear then? I wonder. I'd like to think that I could make quality items at a pace that allowed me to invest myself into each item produced, but how many craftsmen manage to make a living that way? I used to make sculptures and sell them at electronic flea markets. I tried to make sure each one had some magic to it, and people did buy them, but I made less than minimum wage even when I charged as much as people seemed to be willing to spend. I stopped when my life got too busy and I've never tried again.