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Re: CHAT: Hobby or art form?

From:L. Gerholz <milo@...>
Date:Friday, March 17, 2000, 0:24
bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote:
> > What is the difference between a hobby and an art form?
I would claim an "art form" is what you do, or what you produce. "Hobby" refers to the seriousness of your participation in the activity. If you're making a significant portion of your livelihood from it, for example, I wouldn't call it a "hobby". And that doesn't mean that a person can't be very serious about or very skilled at a hobby.
> > Is it impossible to practice an art form as a hobby?
Absolutely not. The concepts are not opposites. Oh, hi, all. Just popping in for a moment. Other art forms and also natlang studies have been keeping me away from conlangs for the time being. Laurie -- "Being bright does not grant an immunity to doing idiotic things; more like, it just enlarges the possible scope." -- Lois McMaster Bujold