fredag 15 april 2011

Tänkvärda citat, 1


"The enlightened way to use a machine is to judge its powers, fashion its uses, in light of our own limits rather than the machine's potential. We should not compete against the machine. A machine, like any model, ought to propose rather than command, and humankind should certainly walk away from command to imitate perfection. Against the claim of perfection we can assert our own individuality, which gives distinctive character to the work we do. [...] Getting things right -- be it functional or mechanical perfection -- is not an option to choose if it does not enlighten us about ouselves."

Richard Sennett, The Craftsman, Yale University Press, 2008, s 105-106