"Re: Things"

2009
Jun
22

“This is why we can’t have nice things.”

It’s an oft-repeated clich√© on the Web, especially at MetaFilter, where many members worry about whether they actually deserve “nice things”. Honestly, I find “nice things” are somewhat overrated (and I’m looking at you, Apple). I have an adequate supply of adequate things that do what I want them to do… adequately. Of course, one of the things that my adequate things do is to help me make things… and if I’m doing a really good job, the things I make are “nice” and nobody better tell ME they’re overrated. Because the difference between “having nice things” and “making nice things” is immense. Think about it.

Also, “nice people” are definitely NOT overrated, but I’m not comfortable with the wording “having nice people”. “Having nice people around,” much better.

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