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Subject:RE: the old insure ensure assure From:"Peter Gold" <peter -at- knowhowpro -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com> Date:Wed, 26 Nov 2008 07:14:37 -0600
I was told, as a kid, that the sidewalks at LSU in Baton Rouge were
strange because if the students cut across the lawn and made a track,
the university would turn that track into a sidewalk. This may be
apocryphal, but it's always served me well as an understanding of design
vs. usage. I think we have to strike a balance -- neither "Keep off the
grass" signs nor a completely paved campus.
The artist Robert Irwin created this work. I'm not sure if it was at
LSU. His works examine how we perceive by habit, by challenging our
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