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Introduction to Great Design

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, January 25, 2006

“Here's why I'm afraid to turn off my cell phone: because I can't always seem to muster the brain cells necessary to turn it back on.

“It has two buttons on it, a happy green button and a scary red button. They have funny icons on them that don't mean very much to me.

“You might think that the green button turns it on. Green means go, right?

“Wrong.”

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