And if you don't mind me saying.
... that's not a terribly original observation.
Most people can value originality even if some nerds can't. (It's characteristic of autism).
If you're interested about how this idea went in out of fashion, and why, I wrote about it here:
To whet your appetite:
... the misanthropy runs even deeper with many digital rights activists. Not content with challenging the economic incentives to creativity, they question the validity of the notion of creativity itself.
‘Substantially all ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily used by the garnerer with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them’, wrote Jonathan Latham in an essay widely cited by digital rights activists (4).
Latham’s view owes much to Structuralism, the lit-crit fad that usefully blew away the romantic notion of the author as the sole font of creative expression – but replaced it with one of the author as a dumb conduit, lacking autonomy or even the most basic self-awareness.
‘Since my creative work is non-unique’, wrote one commenter, encapsulating the digital rights philosophy, ‘I can’t expect compensation for it; because anyone could have done that. I just happened to get the idea first.’ (5)
From such a position of absolutism, it must be hard to see that one idea added to an existing body of work can nevertheless create something interesting and new.
That's all it takes, usually.
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