Tag Archives: Robin Uchida

7. Society short changes itself when it values only the product of an artist’s labour.

Credit Robin Uchida with this Yoda-like utterance of something so obvious that it’s almost invisible.  In a nutshell, he pointed out the 21st century challenge of understanding the value of artists to society in terms of everything they contribute other than the objects they produce. Why? Because the reality is that the vast majority of artists, for…
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End of the beginning, 2018

Past practice was to review a year of blogging and report on what had caught the attention of our readers.  It was occasionally surprising to learn how little my obsessions coincided with the casual interests of human and mechanical web browsers.  As everywhere, the analytics offered more support than illumination (like a lamp post to…
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What was 2013 about?

What did Socrates say about blogging; “The unblogged life is not worth living,” or, “The unexamined blog is not worth blogging?” I think the latter. Blogs can be revelatory. But revelatory of what? So, I asked myself what the NetGain blog was about in 2013.  As a prime contributor, this is a way asking what I’m about.…
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Heritage Laws Suck

"Heritage protection fails for the same reason other regulations fail." The above quote was the subtitle of an article on the second page of the business section of the Toronto Star. Like illegal parking, the ambiguity of heritage laws and the inconsistency of enforcement efforts aren’t entirely displeasing to the parties affected. Police love illegal parking.…
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