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Small Things Considered by Henry Petroski
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Jan 19, 2011

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Read from January 08 to 19, 2011

Design involves tradeoffs. I already knew that, but there are lots of examples herein. I didn't like it as much as his earlier books on pencils and bookshelves, but it had some interesting bits of info, such as why phone and calculator keypads are different. People who enjoyed this may also enjoy books by Donald Norman and John McPhee.

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