Wired are in hot water after coming up with the "Wired Design" idea, the comments get straight to the meat of the matter: Wired says in the TOS they own it all and you get zip.
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Errr... Eff that. Here are some choice reactions, as it's not just the overreaching TOS that bothers people, it's also the way they introduced the "everyone is a designer" idea.
Terrible analogy. Absolutely terrible. Not only have you done your fair share to cheapen what design means, but you've successfully convinced someone who puts posters of Justin Beiber on their walls that they are a designer.
That's wrong. Using your analogy, it's like me believing that I'm qualified to practice medicine simply because I helped set a friend's dislocated shoulder.
See what I mean? I applaud your efforts to write about the democratiztion of design in an accessible way (at least, I assume that's what's going to happen here), but please be more careful in your choice of words.
Hat tip Leslie Burns