Re: Technology as Dribble Glass

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:15:21 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > Very well, what should we do? Autodafe the designers? Wipe out criminally
> > pointy-haired decision-makers, and the mob which adapts to broken designs
> > stampedeing all over the marketplace? Pass me that torch, please.
> In keeping with the fine engineering principle of negative feedback,
> how about "The Dribble Glass Awards" for technological stupidity?
> Ridicule is my personal favorite form of memetic engineering, but I
> suppose we could combine it with a positive award as well to give a
> nod to optimism.

Good ideas.

> What's the opposite of a dribble glass? A simple, effective piece
> of technology that does its job so well and so naturally that we don't
> have to think about it? The ballpoint pen? The three-legged stool?
> The knife? The funnel?

How about the Lever????

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------	Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
MikeySoft: Graphic Design/Animation/Publishing/Engineering
How many fnords did you see before breakfast today?