i want people to stop using the word "content" to mean literally every kind of work or any kind of creative endeavour that was persisted in any kind of medium

And, btw, i realize that we used to have a different word for the same concept: whether it was a song, a newspaper article, a theater play, it was "a piece"

so why does "content" feel so much worse?


@meena I think "content" is very much like "stuff": too general and vague to be good.

"Look at all this stuff!" and "Look at all this content!" read pretty similarly: no clue what it actually is, and not good enough for anything to stand out and get individual mention

@thraeryn @meena i'd say "content" is vastly worse, more joy-draining, than "stuff", a grey mass where stuff would at least be on closer inspection a jumble of unrecognizable noise

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