Because I haven’t really had one since my rant about open source software.
So! I have another rant. Although this one is less about open source and more about software as a whole. Specifically I want to talk about this term that I hear coined around a lot “industry standard”.
The concept of an industry standard ercs me, especially in art fields such as digital media. Just the idea that everyone conforms to and uses just one software application for a single task. Eg. Photoshop is the “industry standard” of image manipulation software. Or at least adobe’s marketing would want people to think that. It stands that in just the case of image manipulation there are a myriad of other applications out the both commercial and open source! None of them are any worse as a whole than photoshop and none of them are necessarily any better.
What is the case though is that certain software suites will work better for different people with different approaches. Just as a traditional media artist has there preference of materials why should a digital artist be any different?
I’m not trying to rip on any software suites and I do understand why a large business will use the same software suites for the ease of sharing between other project collaborators. What I am trying to say is that all digital artists should have the right to work and experiment in the software they like the feel of, heck I feel people should try out new software and technologies as much as they can!
Anyways this is just me venting so feel free to completely ignore this :Z