Posts Tagged ‘Leonard Read’

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    The Problem With Elegant Technology

    Nov 24, 13 • 273 Views • No Comments

    HealthCare.gov’s problems might relate to “elegance.” Equal to simplicity, elegance results from eliminating complexity. In the Broadway play “Proof,”  the math proof was elegant. For me it could be an analytic essay or an...  [read more]

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    The Missing Sensor

    Mar 29, 11 • 247 Views • 1 Comment

    According to one estimate, worldwide auto production could slide by 30% because Hitachi Automotive’s Sawa Ibaraki Prefecture plant was debilitated by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Hitachi Automotive makes the air flow sensors that are crucial in...  [read more]

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    Toasters and Pencils

    Jan 17, 11 • 247 Views • No Comments

    In this TED talk, a designer explains how he tried to build his own toaster. Deciding to focus on five basic ingredients instead of the 100 he would really need, he describes what happened. For the steel, first he needed iron ore. For the plastic, he went to...  [read more]