Dear omgdigitalpanic journalists, I have news for you: EVERYBODY would like to work from a safe space outside of capitalism.
I get it. You’re scared. Of robots and readers, of algorithms and austerity. But:
If you want to rage it shouldn’t be ‘us against the machines’ but ‘us against the machine’.
To spell it out: Not ‘us against technology’ but ‘us against the system’, not ‘us against the inhuman’ but ‘us against the inhumane’.
(just to make it really clear: system = how and why technology is used)
As much as I like self-reflection I am getting tired of your constant luddist ‘omg future of journalism is at stake’ crying.
One day it’s the digital readers, the other day google or clickbait sites. Never yourselves.
Stop the demonisation of digital. You have a once in a generation chance of reinventing what your work is about – use it.
At least you have a voice. Many others don’t.
And whenever you feel scared and like self-pitying turn your headphones up to the max and try dancing naked in your bedroom to this: