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Wrapping Sentences Around Things

So that’s what we’re try­ing to do, I think, we devo­tees who write about the designed and pen-outlined world. We’re just wrapper-uppers at Crate and Barrel. We’re pack­agers, tem­po­rary pack­agers. And our cho­sen pack­ing medium—sentences, paragraphs—sometimes obscures as much as much as it helps us see.

How Interfaces Demand Obedience

I’m going to dis­cuss the theme of inter­face and maybe the pol­i­tics of inter­face through the com­mu­ni­ca­tion cycle, the idea of pro­to­cols, and then I’ll try to sug­gest inter­faces for resis­tance, and ways for that to be addressed as well.

Waste is a Design Flaw

[A]ll these hid­den infra­struc­tur­al and mate­r­i­al costs go into the stuff that we just use very very quick­ly. We just kind of con­sume them, we don’t think about them, we just want to go on with our lives. When you start actu­al­ly sort of pick­ing away, look­ing at it all, you real­ize how shock­ing it is.

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