"Change is coming. It won’t be easy, nor will it come overnight. But dismissing progress for being too minimal, for being too far removed from whatever your ideal may be, doesn’t help anyone. If you want to write essays about how Amanda Palmer is oblivious to the effect her privilege has on her success, or on the idea that nerd culture – whatever that may mean – is creating a sort of unnatural selection when it comes to crowdfunding, then do it. These ideas are valuable and should be discussed, and I’ll surely read and enjoy them in the same way I have read and enjoyed everything I linked to in this piece. But we can’t pretend that even with these faults and imperfections, we aren’t moving away from what came before."