Shiny geek toy?

michael at michael at
Thu Dec 7 17:52:19 CET 2006

On Thu, 7 Dec 2006, Christopher Heiny wrote:

> On Wednesday 06 December 2006 20:28, bullet holes in a road sign were found
> to spell the following message:
>> Hi Christopher,
>> You are very right, of course. However, fantasies have their place in
>> product design. They inspire ideas. Out of 100 (or 1000) of our
>> completely wild fantasy ideas, one of them might turn out to be really
>> useful and practical.
> Thanks for the reality check Michael.  You're very right that the fantasy
> process has its place in product design - in fact, it's very very
> important.
> Part of my day job is to nudge (or sometimes thump) the fantasies of my own
> team back into line with reality.  It looks like I let that leak over into
> OpenMoko, too.  I'll have to be more careful about that in the future.

Well, don't let me squelch you, either. Fantasy ideas are easy to come up
with. Knowing how to nudge them back to reality - now that's a rare skill.

There is room, and need, for us all.


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