Simon Willison’s Weblog


Graphic designers had a similar sea change ~20-25 years ago.

Flyers, restaurant menus, wedding invitations, price lists... That sort of thing was bread and butter work for most designers. Then desktop publishing happened and a large fraction of designers lost their main source of income as the work shifted to computer assisted unskilled labor.

The field still thrives today, but that simple work is gone forever.

Janne Moren