Fiction

Useless Toil

April 5, 2021

I’m lucky enough to be too young to recall when this all had to be done by hand. Our parents and grandparents tell us we don’t know we’re born, and even though most other people my age roll their eyes, in truth I think they’ve got a point.

As privileged as I am to live in the here and now, I make a point of remembering how our ancestors had so much less of this – music and painting – and had to produce almost all of it by hand.

Now we have our labour-saving devices that make it all for us, there’s more than we can ever hope to hear in a lifetime, which is great.

Talking of privilege, there’s one guy, a bit of a hipster it’s got to be said, who’s trying to make his own music by hand. Talk about First World Problems! Someone with too much time on their hands, clearly.

Apparently the police, or the government, got involved. He must have been under-producing his monthly web-content quota.