07-14-08 - 2

Fucking lamp has its on/off switch down at the base. Dumb. I'm in the dark and can't find the switch. Yes, putting the switch next to the bulb is fucking retarded because you have to reach up inside the lamp shade very awkwardly, but it is the standard place, so when I'm in the dark and need to get a light on, it's where I reach.

It's important to be aware of the inherent value of keeping things the same. Changes should only be made when there is enough of an improvement to outweigh the disadvantage of loss of familiarity. In this case the designer was far too "clever".

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