The Gospel According to Carlin

Interesting data from Next Big Sound on Artist Distribution:
artist_distribution.gif
Wells Baum says it’s not your fault:

91% of artists remain undiscovered. It’s not your fault, it’s the algorithms.
Algorithms play a part in this, but so does the basic distribution of talent among humans. As George Carlin said:
Not all children are smart and clever, got that? Kids are like any other group of people: a few winners…a whole lot of losers.
When I taught at Rutgers and FIT, I found this to be the case as well. I naively expected every kid in my classes to be a passionate, talented and curious designer.
Not so. I quickly discovered I was lucky if I had 1 or 2 talented—and more importantly, hungry—students in a class of 15-20.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *