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A system built with no vision, and attention only on practicalities, will hurt you a decade after it’s finished (if it lasts that long); one built with all vision and no attention to practicalities won’t be ready for a decade (if at all).

‘What people call an “intuitive interface” is generally one which becomes obvious as soon as it is demonstrated. But before the demo there was no intuition of what it would be like. Therefore the real first sense of “intuitive” is retroactively obvious.’—Ted Nelson

If you’re asking me not to listen to someone, say, because they’re bad or wrong, first tell me about a topic on which you and they agree: if you can’t name something, you don’t know them well enough to tell me not to listen.