Good ideas with bad execution, or good execution of what should be bad ideas - an analysis of inferior, off-beat or malfunctioning products, and how other people's failures can help us design better stuff.
Impossible objects #1: Simplified Calculator
It includes such items as twisted hammers, conflicting cycles and flat chairs. A home had to be found on the Made By Monkeys blog!
Following in the footsteps of our new ‘I can’t believe someone makes…‘ series, I wish someone would make these improbable products. How about the simplified calculator, for example? Let’s get back to basics, “base one” style (or is it a binary calculator with a missing zero?)
Not so much a blivet (the devil’s tuning fork) or a poiuyt (“ten pounds of manure in a five pound bag”), as an objet introuvables…
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