Dribble Glasses & Institutions

Steve Witham (sw@tiac.net)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 00:27:17 -0400

I wrote-

>> By saying "I should learn," one implies that
>> we all should learn to adapt to bad designs,

And Lee Daniel Crocker replied-

>I love this analogy...I might point out, though, that it applies
>equally well to institutions of society as it does to
>items of technology...

Yes. Although institutions are more evolved than designed.
Somehow it's even more frustrating when people accept the
random offenses of the design of some anonymous nerd, than
when they cave in to bad ideas that have the weight of tradition
behind them. It's a spectrum, though: think of architecture,
computer standards and conventions, government forms, road signs...

>My favorite quote along those line's is Krishnamurti's:
> "It is no sign of mental health to be well-adjusted
> to a profoundly sick society."

!! and a world full of minor, repeating annoyances is profoundly sick
in a way that people fail to notice. Thanks for the quote.


<sw@tiac.net>Steve Witham
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