The Monitors, What will we be singing in the 80s.
The fine motor skills in my right hand are still terrible, and in fact they’re getting worse. I’ve had to focus a great deal on keeping my business running, and that’s meant I simply haven’t had the time and attention to spend the hours per day of physiotherapy that I’m meant to.
This isn’t a post about how my hand is doing. It’s a post about something else.
I’ve watched the iOS 7 launch this week and I’ve seen the discussions designers have been having about fine details of icons, line weights, and translucency. And I realised that I am very happy that I can’t do detailed design any more.
Not being able to draw or use a stylus or a mouse with any level of fidelity frees me up from having to agonise over line weights, typefaces, colours, and the correct number of teeth on an icon that looks like a sprocket
It’s not like I’ve been a regular pixel pusher in recent years anyway, but now knowing that I can’t do that stuff at the level expected of an expert is liberating.
Other people can worry about ‘what it looks like’. I’m free to work on ‘what it does’.
Thanks for reading.
Let’s say I want to leak a huge cache of sensitive documents to the press and incidentally troll the US intelligence establishment super hard.
Here’s a thought:
- I save up cash for a while.
- I fly to Hong Kong under my real name, book a hotel room with a credit card, max it up, live it up, while…
Kowloon: apparently Mos Eisley.