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The Design of Everyday Things PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Cracknell   
Monday, 14 March 2011 14:32

by Donald A. Norman.   Isaac Asimov says this about the book:

"We are all victimized by the natural perversity of inanimate Objects.   Here at last is a book that strikes back both at the objects and at the designers, manufacturers and assorted human beings who originate and maintain this perversity.   It will do your heart good and may even point the way to correcting matters."

Ever walked into a door which needed to be pulled?   Or been irritated by the steps necessary to get a program to do what you want?   It isn't you that is to blame - rather it is the object or program!

Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Cracknell   
Friday, 11 March 2011 11:28

This book is an analysis of the energy supply and demand of Great Britain.   The author, Donald Mackay, is a Fellow of the Royal Society, i.e. a highly respected academic.   In this book he does the sums...   None are more complicated than school level, back of an envelope calculation, but his results are illuminating.   Since reading this book, I have decided not to even try to debate this subject with anyone who has not either read the book or done the equivalent sums themselves.


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