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Code Machines

How automation might force us to rethink our job in the digital industry

Ruben Bos
Ruben Bos
Oct 13, 2015 · 9 min read
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Luddites destroying machines in 1812 believing that they did not only took away jobs, but art and craftmanship too.
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Designer vs. Machine

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The Hoe Web Printing Press was built in 1871 and used for the first time by the New York Tribune. It could print on both sides of the sheet and produce 18,000 papers an hour.

Coder vs. Machine

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It’s about realizing the idea

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Different platforms, different roles

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Current state of the Machines

A more serious explanation can be found on Webflow’s website
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Human vs. Machine

What distinguishes us from code machines?

Work with the Machine

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A man working on a Punching Machine

Build the Machine

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A War Machine by Matteo di Pasti

Or… don’t get distracted by the machines

“Don’t be intimidated by code machines, but don’t be surprised either.”

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Jacob Dreghen, a watchmaker, tested his flying machine in Paris in 1812 (and failed).

Find an industry with less impact from the Machine

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Images and artwork are from OldbookIllustrations.com


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