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October 10, 2007

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Excelllent points, Jon. This reminds me of the debate a year and a half ago about the DIY movement and the proliferation of accessible, inexpensive tools for design and creativity, the meat of which can be read here: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/the-diy-debate

From my perspective, having grown up in the DIY world of independent music, it's a no-brainer. Nobody was going to tell me I couldn't book, promote, and oversee a four-band show just because I didn't have any formal training in any of the skills I needed. I just went for it, and learned a ton along the way. I've tried to hold onto that attitude in most everything I've approached.

Great work all around on the blog. I'm glad I found it.

neal

David Armano

"He might’ve been looked at as the weird dropout in the back of the class with no pedigree but he didn’t wait for someone to tell him if he could be a designer."

I think this is a key point you've made Jon—don't wait for permission and just do it. That instinct will serve you well in school as I'm sure it did in the business world.

Looking forward to meeting up in person again.

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