Ann shared this link from A List Apart: An important time for design
I loved this quote in the article:
The internet, at this time in history, is the greatest client assignment of all time. It's offering you a blank check and asking you to come up with something fascinating and useful that it can embrace en masse, to the benefit of everyone.
~ Ben Pieratt, Svpply
Later, the article has this snippet, which I think sums up things pretty well:
It's time for the design community to follow in developers' footsteps and fundamentally realign its focus. We need to think about products over posters and people over page views. We need this to happen at every level: in design schools, in design writing, and in the things we celebrate online and in person. We have a new purpose: elevate design and help change the world.