“But songs trump singing all day long. Anybody can sing, especially in this auto-tune era. But being able to write a great song, one that grabs fans lyrically and melodically, that’s truly tough. And Taylor Swift has accomplished that.”

Bob Lefsetz wrote this at the end of a blog post about a conversation he had with Taylor Swift. I was really struck by this paragraph.

First, I thought about all the things that computers can fix now. Spelling. Our memory about the meaning of a word. Acne (if you are on the cover of Cosmo).

Whether it is ‘i’ before ‘e’ or a flawless complexion, these correction routines mean more people can do more things better. Dan Pink in A Whole New Mind told us to watch out for abundance, Asia, and auto-tuning (he actually said automation). And Pink said we should work on design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning.

Create and connect.

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