Digital v/s IRL
I have been drawing little illustrations for about a month now. They are all for this blog and I have lots of fun doing it. I use a free app called Paper by 53 on my little iPad. I really like it.
However, I have gotten used to the undo button. A bad brush stroke or a wrong color is very very easily rectified.
In fact, the undo feature is probably the most useful feature of Microsoft's Excel, which I use probably seven and a half ours out of an eight hour work day. I could find a way to do most other things in Excel, but if you take away the undo feature, the software is toast!
I was drawing a pear in my Painting with Pastels class at the local art museum this morning. Having never drawn a pear before, never used pastel paper before, and never smudged pastel colors by my fingers before, I was desparately looking for the undo button.
There wasn't one.
The painting turned out ok. It is the best pear I have ever drawn!
I have participated in a few heated discussions on Facebook in the last few years. Though no immediate solution was found in these discussions I though we were having an important journey togther, me, the OP (original poster), and other commenters.
More often than not, the OP simply deleted the entire thread.
The OP turned a dial and went back in time where the conversation never happened in the first place.
It's like having access to a permenant undo button.
When it becomes normal to remove the existence of a conversation in a particular medium, the value of that medium as a place for conversations starts to diminish.
That's when Buzzfeed takes over.