This is the Curse of Knowledge. Once we know something, we find it hard to imagine what it was like not to know it. Our knowledge has “cursed” us. And it becomes difficult for us to share our knowledge with others, because we can’t readily re-create our listeners’ state of mind.
Note: lol attempt at stickification by authors?
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Note: quote by Saint Exupery
While many publishers pay lip service to the value of local focus, Adams is an extremist about it. He’s willing to hurt the bottom line for local focus:
Note: like amazon is willing to hurt its bottom line for customer focus
In this way, slowly and quietly, remote controls—and, by extension, other types of technologies—are featured to death.
Note: love it: featured to death