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« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2017, 22:42 »
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Lets stop innovation all together and go back to the days of taking a dump over a hole in the ground and bloodletting  ;D

Go back to last week?!


« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2017, 12:03 »
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These days you even have Abobe working against creatives with their free Adobe Spark.  It eliminates the need for graphic designers and offers free photos and video to use.  Nothing like a company screwing over its own customer base.

« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2017, 12:14 »
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Well, P5 did it yesterday by introducing editing services. it's the new way. Cut in to what creatives are doing.

« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2017, 13:38 »
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These days you even have Abobe working against creatives with their free Adobe Spark.  It eliminates the need for graphic designers and offers free photos and video to use.  Nothing like a company screwing over its own customer base.

I feel like we're just finding things to complain about right now. Spark is an experiment by Adobe to test adoption. If it becomes a useful tool for design, and they integrate Adobe Stock, people will complain about their search rankings.

Apple is going to release the iPhone 8 and iPhone X with a portrait mode that mimics studio lighting by using 3D mapping on your face. There's a number of companies using AI to design page layout. Google is using machine learning to create millions of bad drawings. It's only a matter of time before they get good at it and reduce reliance on creatives.

You can't fight progress. The only thing we can do is adapt.
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« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2017, 04:16 »
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These days you even have Abobe working against creatives with their free Adobe Spark.  It eliminates the need for graphic designers and offers free photos and video to use.  Nothing like a company screwing over its own customer base.

Adobe is getting its retaliation in first.

Better to screw over your customers yourself, rather than letting a start-up or Apple steal them from you.



« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2017, 05:22 »
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A modified DeLorean DMC-12

« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2017, 05:45 »
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To go back to the "good old days", it will take WW3 and the eventual nuclear fallout which would wipe out 99% of the Earth's population.

Honestly, this is probably about the only way the golden days could return.

The only hopeful (for a small percentage of people) scenario would be a massive self-culling of contributors.  Everyone's piece of the pie becomes so tiny that the vast majority of contributors realize the return on investment is nearly zero and they don't bother creating new content.  This would have to be coupled with the big agencies realizing that more than half of their overall collections have never received a single sale and they drop this content.  Those of us who remain could see our revenue start climbing again.

Though, thinking about the two scenarios, I think the nuclear war might be the one more likely to happen.

« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2017, 07:07 »
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To go back to the "good old days", it will take WW3 and the eventual nuclear fallout which would wipe out 99% of the Earth's population.

Honestly, this is probably about the only way the golden days could return.

The only hopeful (for a small percentage of people) scenario would be a massive self-culling of contributors.  Everyone's piece of the pie becomes so tiny that the vast majority of contributors realize the return on investment is nearly zero and they don't bother creating new content.  This would have to be coupled with the big agencies realizing that more than half of their overall collections have never received a single sale and they drop this content.  Those of us who remain could see our revenue start climbing again.

Though, thinking about the two scenarios, I think the nuclear war might be the one more likely to happen.
I suspect the exponential growth of new content will slow but nowhere near enough to herald a new golden age as the cost of production is getting lower and more practical in poorer countries where the returns are relatively more attractive.

« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2017, 17:11 »
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A modified DeLorean DMC-12
I was going to say a consult with HG Wells was in order but thought maybe that's exactly what's happened.

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« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2017, 20:44 »
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For every contributor that calls it a day, there will probably be two more waiting to take their place, so I can't see it slowing that much.

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« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2017, 04:36 »
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When it becomes too unprofitable for the big factories, such as A. Studio, to keep uploading. That should level the playing field considerably.


 

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