Friday, 26 March 2010

Hugh MacLeod And Paul McGuinness On Limiting Yourself

The Beatles were incredibly prolific because they were severely limited by the technological options at their disposal. Here are two more witnesses on the advantages of limiting yourself

Hugh MacLeod (Artist)

The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. There's no correlation between creativity and equipment ownership. None. Zilch. Nada.

Actually, as the artist gets more into his thing, and as he gets more successful, his number of tools tends to go down. He knows what works for him. Expending mental energy on stuff wastes time. He's a man on a mission. He's got a deadline. He's got some rich client breathing down his neck. The last thing he wants is to spend 3 weeks learning how to use a router drill if he doesn't need to.

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Paul McGuinness (U2 Manager)

[The ‘Pop’ album] was the first time I started to think that the technology was getting out of control. When people are trying to choose between mix 26 and mix 27…the sheer range of possibilities [creates] a form of paralysis.

(U2 by U2 p.270)

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