Paul Graham cluless about design?

Paul Graham (@paulg) over the weekend …

About this …

Tesla Model S

I’m yet to meet a car aficionado who doesn’t admire the Model S. Some may not like it, but no-one I’ve met has called it ugly. Simply enough because it is a remarkable example of beautiful industrial design.

Avoiding the negative about the Model S and ignoring the backhanded compliment about Musk being “Jobs without taste” … um, well, not much left is there?


The space between that matters

In the West we strive to cram our lives full of stuff. I don’t believe this is the correct way to live a fulfilled life.

Paradoxically, it is only when we empty our lives of stuff (possessions, thoughts, beliefs, etc) that we become full.

This is especially true in art. It is what we don’t see (or hear, smell, feel) that matters as much as that which we do.