Annie Dillard’s mom on good/bad design [...]

Thinks there's a great lesson for design from Dillard here:

"Look," she said. "Whoever designed this corkscrev,: never used w one. \Vhy would anyone sell it \Vithoul trying it out?" So she invented,a bdler one. She shotved me a drawing of it. The spirit of American enter-prise never faded in Mother. lf capitalizing and tooling up had been as interesting as theorizing and thinking up, she would have fiTed up a ne\'-' factory every week, and chain:.'C! several hundred corporations_ (Source)

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