The Plenitude

The Plenitude

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Paul sent in this book for us to check out, any makers out there read it yet? Post up your review or thoughts in comments. Looks pretty good, here’s the review Amazon from Publishers Weekly-

The Plenitude is the word of Silicon Valley polymath Gold for the limitless stuff produced to feed our consumer-focused economy, but this small, posthumous (Gold died in 2003) book reads more like his private notebook than a business guide. That’s not a bad thing: Gold, a scientist, inventor and artist who worked at times for the toy company Mattel and the legendary Xerox PARC research labs, is good company. Based on a few of his lectures, this breezy book shares thoughts on creative hats Gold has worn, such as artist and engineer, and the worldviews they impose on practitioners ( e.g., engineers like to solve problems while designers are contemptuous of artists for their detachment from the commercial)…

The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)Link.

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