Thursday, March 29, 2007

Standard Sizes, Revisited

Ergo Sum offers his own insights on the Lego Lessons in Collectivism, including this sobering comment about life in his native India:

I shudder to imagine a world where all structures are the same standard size, where there is no private ownership and no personal accountability, and where every decision has to be arrived at by a consensus among a bureaucratic group or committee. In fact, I am witness to such a spectacle quite regularly in the socialist style of housing quarters and housing societies in Mumbai, for example, the Bank of India housing society, the Air India quarters, etc.

When building turns bureaucratic,
Designs are dead and static.

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