Preparing for the eventuality of EVERYTHING?

“This is what we want — technology working for people rather than people working for technology.” — Regis McKenna

If ever I get a chance to read ‘The Design of Everyday Things’, you will allow me the uninterrupted power supply we so need and lack along with the ‘do not perturb’ sign we never really got around to. We were taught, as young students, that the Law of Diminishing Utility is also inextricably linked to the marginality of returns. ROI? Sure. IPO? Sure thing!

When all the signs and symbols, including those nicely envisaged and ‘user friendly’ icons, have lived out their promise in an unfettered environment, readers and authors alike will finally sit at the table and agree that patterns, just like the pattern library, are simply too good to miss. Maybe even like that swirling single malt from that swirling globe-like bar in the movie about important people with important things to do.

At the risk of causing yet another snafu of nerves, I can say with certainty that solitaire, like mine craft, will continue to entertain. For a more considered approach to devices, design thinking is best. The solitary reaper might seem grim with anticipation but let’s keep node.js right where it is for now. (I love how technological terms pop out at me with unexpected savvy!)

By an inexplicable twist of fate, I am still jostling semantics. Had a certain workflow mainstreamed, randomness would have been served and met by bold, challenging, mighty rationale. I am not Sisyphus nor was meant to be. Icarus, too, is a myth more retold than relived. Ethical hacking, I am sure, will live to tell many tales of happy success. Do you ever wonder how that one annoying, lop-sided, grinning emoji took on the entire world? I do too.

Let’s not go overboard, I keep reminding myself, even with emoticons. Onboarding is so much better for my soul. Apples or oranges, then? “The Apple ll’s appeal was that it was the binary pioneer.”