imagine if 99.99% of advertisers were working on literally anything else
but then nobody would know -- oh, wait, right. nobody needs filthy adverts
@garbados they have been out of the loop for awhile. There isn't enough opportunity to acquire significant capital by doing work these days.
@garbados I was tempted to disagree with this (maybe not vocally but just like in my head or whatever) because I take tech bro startup work to fund advertising work for nonprofits like food and shelters and skill/job programs but then I considered that if we abolish capitalism, we'd have no need to entice folks to donate to them in the first place because they wouldn't exist or they wouldn't be starved for funding 🤔
So as an advertising-adjacent person, true.
@garbados imagine if 99.99% of wall street quants were working on literally anything else
@KitRedgrave this applies to so many industries, oh my god
@amsomniac @KitRedgrave @garbados It really, really is. Every STEM endeavour now is massively cooperative. And doing quant work seems almost designed to drug people with money and self-importance for relatively easy work. It pisses me off that capitalism has taken such a fascinating tool as prediction markets and employed it exclusively for *asset pricing*.
@garbados telephone polish
@garbados we would have so much more good art if the marketing & pr industry wasn't crushing the souls of every single creative person with student loans
@datatitian i think about this every day
@datatitian you can almost hear their souls screaming through their works
A close to perfect world...
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