“Good design is actually a lot harder to notice than poor design, in part because good designs fit our needs so well that the design is invisible, serving us without drawing attention to itself. Bad design, on the other hand, screams out its inadequacies, making itself very noticeable.” — Don Norman. I woke up today … Continue reading In the air tonight
“What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise, there are only two dimensions. Otherwise, you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale I could smell the smoke. I … Continue reading From a distance
It is darkly comical that only the other day I was talking about the power outages of my childhood being a thing of the past in Delhi and here I am reading about a planned outage in my home state of California. It was to prevent wildfires from falling power-lines. Paul Kedrosky digs into the history of wildfires in California, and points out some harsh facts, such as “most California fires aren’t caused by powerlines” and that PG&E (our local utility) is a bit incompetent. This is a masterful high-order think piece that is worth reading.