From Robin Sloan’s latest lab article.
So many choices —moral, economic, aesthetic—are vexing, ambiguous, legitimately challenging. This choice is easy. The pop-up increases newsletter subscriptions, and eventually sales: so what? Let them go. Earn that attention and business in better ways. Participate in the production of a shared space that is beautiful and respectful, rather than the opposite.
I appreciate Robin’s callout to eschew behaviors which we have been conditioned to adopt, just because. What else can we do without?