“Formerly when one worked alone, at a given point a decision was made, and one went in one direction rather than another; whereas, in the case of working with another person and with computer facilities, the need to work as though decisions were scarce – as though you had to limit yourself to one idea – is no longer pressing. It’s a change from the influences of scarcity or economy to the influences of abundance and – I’d be willing to say – waste”
John Cage quoted in CMJ 16:4 by Larry Austin
“Computers are bringing about a situation that’s like the invention of harmony. Subroutines are like chords… [ and ] … are altered by a single punch. We’re getting music made by man himself, not just one man.”
John Cage, 1969.