Note — Nov 06, 2022

Dall-E, Jacques Ellul and Technique as Self-Service

Dall-E, Jacques Ellul and technique as self-service “The rise of the User can be interpreted as the return of the Amateur. To put it in Ellul’s terms: a User is an Amateur empowered by direct access to the best Technique. Software has removed the Technician as the gatekeeper of the best known method. … A Designer was a Craftsperson; now many operate as Technicians. Tomorrow, with access to the latest software, Users are Designers too.”