Will this water trap stop a cunning cat from opening the door? http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/XQZV1MQx86w/will-this-water-trap-stop-a-cu.html #boingboing #betteridges_law_of_cats #cats #wonderful_creatures
‘But you’re Philip Glass! What are you doing here?’ It was obvious that I was installing his dishwasher and I told him I would soon be finished. ‘But you are an artist,’ he protested. I explained that I was an artist but that I was sometimes a plumber as well and that he should go away and let me finish.”>>
"Design" as practiced today by computer people tends to be heavily based on the idea of negative space: that good design is what's NOT in a system, and by extension, what is NOT ALLOWED TO BE ADDED to the system by a user.
A "design-heavy" system, then, is inevitably highly restrictive about user actions, lest they "ruin the cool design" by adding their own desired features that "make it messy".
But users WANT control over their own space.
Is there a "design" that empowers users?
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