“From where I stand, the only sane response is to keep our conceptions of friendship and affinity from being polluted by technical metaphors and constraints to begin with.” Superb post by Adam Greenfield. Makes me question a lot of my recent design.
20 December 2007
Adam Greenfield recently mentioned this:
“The ability to ‘read’ a medium means you can access materials and tools created by others. The ability to ‘write’ in a medium means you can generate materials and tools for others. You must have both to be literate.”
That neatly taps into a lot of what I’m thinking about (and failing to write about here) at the moment. Things like this, and mixing your own paint, and programming-as-act-in-its-own-right versus programming-as-necessary-evil, and a whole host of other questions (such as what it is I actually do).
Things are slowly coalescing. This quotation coalesced a great deal, and deserved more than a mere del.icio.us link…