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NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 13:43:38 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: A new toaster design? Is it worth it?
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 08:45:58 +1300
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On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:19:20 -0600, gary drummond
>Awhile back I saw a nice article about the differences between letting
>an engineer and a "computer scientist" design a taoaster. I thought
>knew the site, but the article is gone or I lost the link.
>I just bought a new toaster for my parents. I have one and it works
>fine for me.
Yes, many designs are just appalling. "The Design of everyday things"
by Donald A Norman is a good read and gives many more examples of
crappy design. He mentions stovetops, but not toasters.
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