Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Cornucopia Limited

I have just started reading the book "Cornucopia Limited -- Design and Dissent on the Internet" by Richard Coyne (MIT Press). Already when reading the introduction I was inspired and the text triggered some ideas that I found more than valuable. The "in-between" conditions are where design resides. Coyne argues that "design provides a way of thinking about the network economy. Design crosses territorial boundaries, stimulates controversies, polarizes, and often offends. Design is also acquisitive and promiscuous in its use of sources and models". Coyne has a way with words and ideas that I seldom find in this field. Read him.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Hey Erik,

Just wanted to let you know I've been reading (and enjoying) your blog musings. Keep it up! :-)

By the way, you can read my blog at josh.ev9.org/weblog