Doctorow takes on the "no one makes a living off of patreon" thingamajigger
@Sargoth This reminds me of those arguments of "don't look at if we're turning a profit, look at if we're cash-flow positive"
@Sargoth The argument of "well 2% of people are making a living and therefore this is great" is like saying "well we're not even close to profitable but hey, we're not gushing tons of money, that's great innit?"
@Elizafox that's his point
it has always been way more profitable to get a job that to create things. if the goal is money maximization, then flipping burgs wins over making music 98% of the time
the amount people making a living off of making art is statistically insignificant. it becomes strange to hold this up as a benchmark for success
this is mst3k