Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Unique and Personal Is Better

June 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

Over the last several decades there have been a number of developments that have served to make life easier, or at least more convenient. Probably the most obvious development and the one most accessible to the greatest number of people is arguably the personal computer. It has affected our lives in areas from communication to transportation, and its most prominent creation, the internet has transformed, for better or worse, where we turn for information and truth. But one man's convenience often spells ruin for another. For example, a man who spent his life building his career as a printer recently told a friend that when the personal computer arrived on the scene he looked out from his front porch and could see his business going down the tubes and there was nothing in the world he could do about it. While it is necessary to weigh the convenience and financial savings of the many against the ruin, or at least the inconvenience of the few, there is another issue to consider. That issue is the loss of creative art in favor of ease, resulting in cookie-cutter output.

I began doing custom calligraphy a couple of years ago, concentrating primarily on providing the service of hand-writing names on wedding invitations for those who wanted to communicate a personal touch to the recipients. A friend of mine, upon hearing of the service I was providing suggested the possibility of somehow scanning my hand-written characters and incorporating them into a computer program to generate the invitations more quickly. I realized that the concept of unique personalization had been totally lost on him and reflected the popular concept of convenience at the expense of creativity, a concept that fortunately for me and others like me has failed to gain universal acceptance.

A similar attitude with regard to music has is reflected in the widespread practice of employing recordings of Taps at military funerals. This is done either by using CD's or an insert that fits into a functioning bugle that has a digital recording of the song that plays at the touch of a button. To the average person watching, it looks as if the bugle is being played but it is not. Our veterans deserve better than this corner cutting technique simply for the sake of convenience. Fortunately nobody has found a way to simulate the folding of the flag and presentation to the family.

Computers have their place. They provide a valuable service in doing things that simply cannot be practically done by hand. But when they rob us of the personal touch that we need and deserve, life begins to all look the same, and I think we are all diminished.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:



Personal Touch



It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a camera but you will never run short of photographs if you think of photo hire.It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a

By: Simon Liva l Arts & Entertainment > Photography l November 21, 2012 lViews: 268

Well-known director Pascal Laugier is once again all set to frighten his fans with another dreadful affair, The Tall Man. The spooky thriller has been produced by Clément Miserez, Kevin DeWalt,

By: rose jasmin l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l November 02, 2012 lViews: 262

The Good Wife is an American legal drama series. It was first broadcasted on CBS on 22nd September, 2009. It is the creation of Robert King and Michelle King. It is produced by the Kings, Ridley and

By: Monu Mani l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l November 01, 2012 lViews: 257

ICarly in an American teens show created by Dan Schneider who is also the executive producer of the show. this show is about a girl named Carly Shay who along with her best friends Sam and Freeddie

By: elvis l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l October 25, 2012 lViews: 265

Love stories are supposed to be full of romance, seduction and enduring love. As these funny love stories show, however, these stories can also be filled with laughter. Fortunately, shared laughter

By: Jasmine Montford l Arts & Entertainment > Humor l October 25, 2012 lViews: 311

Lost is an American television science fictional series that is full of mystery, adventure and supernatural drama. It was originally broadcasted on ABC from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010,

By: ramandeep l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l October 25, 2012 lViews: 336

It is about the history of birthday cards It describes about how the birthday cards originated and how it came into new form.A birthday greeting bank card can be as special or as silly as you want it

By: jameshopesl Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl October 15, 2012 lViews: 279

I once saw the actor Tom Hanks in an interview and he in essence said, that one cannot be a playwright unless one studies Shakespeare. Even though I am not playwright nor have I written a screenplay,

By: B. Mathew Arel Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl July 09, 2012 lViews: 224

The art of calligraphy is one that most people take for granted, but which is very important nonetheless. When most people think of calligraphy, the first thought that comes to mind is the use of

By: Jarvis Lloydl Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl July 09, 2012 lViews: 165

Creating the right label is important to gain attention by customers. There are many factors including design program and printer to get the label right!

By: Lyndsay Flagell Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl July 04, 2012 lViews: 201

You are able to enhance details using certain web based technical illustration tools right from your homes. The other option is to buy the software and start improving your skills by creating more

By: David Herrickl Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl July 03, 2012 lViews: 157

Can you make your own comic book? Here's a simple checklist to see if you have what it takes to take an idea from concept, to story to artwork... and end up with a published work.

By: Mike Pirainol Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl July 02, 2012 lViews: 181

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus