Re: Minimalism

Subject: Re: Minimalism
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 09:16:14 -0800

At 09:35 AM 1/31/97 -0400, Victor Chapel wrote:
>Doors for instance. Why should any door ever need a "push" or
>"pull" sign. Shouldn't it be obvious?
The lawyers probably require it to prevent product liability suits. There is
entirely too much placarding to satisfy legal requirements. In my workplace
there are two (2!) signs labeling each of the restrooms: one on the door and
one on the wall. Presumably, if one falls off....

On doors you usually have a bar to push and a handle to pull. Do you also
need a sign? Maybe. I had always struggled with the doors to a local
bookstore until I realized they had somehow been installed incorrectly. You
have to push on a handle and pull on a bar. Talk about non-intuitive (or is
that another thread?)

>One last not-so-glamorous example: How many documents have you
>read about how to use a toilet?
None, but a good start might be, "Raise lid before using."

--Wayne Douglass

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