The Patron Saint of Modern Computing
Posted: Sat, 2 December 2006 | permalink | No comments
Piero Manzoni should be canonised as the patron saint of modern computing. "Who the hell is Piero Manzoni?" I hear you all say. Well, he was an Italian artist whose work included the act of producing and selling cans of "Merda d'Artista". The Tate gallery bought one of the cans a few years ago, for more than the cost of the same weight of 24 carat gold. According to the above article, "At least 45 of the original 90 cans have exploded, however. This is exactly what Manzoni intended.".
As Bill Harzia puts it (in a forum which will not be named), "He was the first to sell overpriced shit, of no practical value, that could fail at any moment, to unsuspecting suckers."
That really sums it up, doesn't it?
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