Does cheap have to suck?

Like everybody else, I like a good deal. And like everybody else, or at least everybody I know, I no longer have much use for a landline. In fact, I wouldn’t even have a landline if it weren’t because of my apartment building buzzer. But in Toronto, unlike most places I’ve been to, apartment buildings require […]

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Examples of bad design

I have always appreciated good design, even before I was aware of what design was. Growing up, I enjoyed beautiful objects so much that I’d often draw them on a notebook. And although I didn’t know yet that beautiful doesn’t always equate good design, at least I had the good sense, even back then, to wonder what purpose a certain gadget or add-on accomplished.

“Daddy,” I’d ask my weary father, “why does Mazinger have yellow horns sticking out of his ears?”

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