The Value of Inconvenient Design

Technology makes seemingly inconvenient tasks easier — but at what cost?

Jesse Weaver
Mar 5, 2019 · 9 min read
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1926, the last remaining wolves were killed in Yellowstone National Park. It was the outcome of a centuries-long campaign to rid North America of its wolf population.

Wolves were viewed as a nuisance. They killed valuable livestock and created a barrier…