True, but I wasn’t really talking about the innovation factor, more the moving with the times and embracing contemporary technology factor.
The ‘no computer’ stuff is just something I’ve never understood, but that’s a personal thing. I work with computers as an IT specialist all day and have no problem with using a computer to relax making music in my free time. If I were, say, a plumber and I got home and was expected to fix pipes etc in my free time, I’d say no thanks, but computers - in one form or another - such an integral part of the way modern life is lived that I don’t feel any particular crossover between using one for work and using one for pleasure.
I also think you are really neglecting a world of possibilities that could be extending your creativity if you don’t use a computer. There is no piece of hardware that comes close to the functionality of a DAW, and by not using one you’re denying yourself access to that.
I also never understand the logic of the ‘Larry Heard didn’t use a computer to make his classic tracks, so neither should I’ line of thought, unless of course your benchmark for your music is that it should not extend beyond the ground already covered by Larry Heard, or whoever.
All a matter of opinion, just one of those like ‘we have free will’ or ‘Funk music is brilliant’ that baffles me.