Re: Minimalism, matchbooks

Subject: Re: Minimalism, matchbooks
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 09:58:15 -0600

> Good design needs to take into account more than the obvious. One of the
> great things about a matchbook with the abrasive strip on the front is that
> a match can be lit with one hand. This is a requirement for a few people and
> a convenience for many.

In an earlier post I expressed my confusion about the nature of this
thread. After reading the above, I can only conclude either that I'm
pretty clueless about the use of commonplace objects or that some of you
are more dexterous than I. Would someone please explain to me how simply
moving the abrasive strip from the back to the front of the matchbook
removes the need to hold the matchbook in one hand while striking the
match with the other?

Clumsily yours,
Stephen P. Victor Phone: (713) 513-2552
Technical Writer, Software Training Fax: (713) 513-2019
Schlumberger GeoQuest svictor -at- houston -dot- geoquest -dot- slb -dot- com
5599 San Felipe, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77056 USA

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