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Designer Law

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Come up with a way to enforce an ' designer law ' wherein industrial designers would, for a minimum period of time, be legally forced to use & live with the product they've created.
drinkh20, Mar 11 2002


       … just beneath the hood, Exhibit A.
reensure, Mar 11 2002

       It was suggested many years ago that Sir Alec Issigonis be made to change a Mini fan-belt every morning before breakfast.
angel, Mar 11 2002

       Uhm. I can't parse that, Rods Tiger. Add more words?   

       My mom has asked for a similar law applying to architects.
jutta, Mar 11 2002

       Good idea, especially those people who are now trying to list (like a preservation order) hideous 1970s flats in the UK.
dare99, Mar 11 2002

       Rods: Do you mean that you think of ID as mere ornamentation (applied decor)?   

       I agree with Jutta's mom, too. Unfortunately it's hard to test architecture because once it's built . . . it's done.  Those 3D walkthrough simulations don't seem to me to give a person a true sense of what a finished structure is going to be like to live in.
bristolz, Mar 14 2002

       Or even if its structurally sound (Millennium Bridge anyone?)
mcscotland, Mar 14 2002

       wobbly bridge to Londoners
po, Mar 14 2002

       Oh, I thought this was analogous to designer drugs. Design your own custom made laws and sell them to unsuspecting law addicts on the streets, then watch them become paralyzed as the designer laws destroy their free will.
mystic2311, Dec 05 2003

       should be extended to people being made to consume products they bake/ drink ones they create/use things they design etc.

Imagine they stuff we wouldn't have:

cat food
baby food
Parking Fines
neilp, Dec 05 2003


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