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Biz Stone on Wabi-Sabi

Biz Stone, cited by Kate Murphy in Catching Up With Biz Stone via

A book that I like to reread every once in a while is “Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets, & Philosophers,” by Leonard Koren. Wabi-Sabi is a concept and an art form. It’s about the beauty of the natural degradation of things like the rust on a can. Something that I’ve always wanted to do is work the idea of natural degradation into software, like an app you use a lot would become worn-looking. It would be a visual thing because I think having an app that would break down over time wouldn’t be cool.

It would be relatively easy for an OS — like Mac OS or iOS —  to render the icons for apps as slowly eroding as a result of the level of our usage, or the background slowly losing its smooth uniformity, like chipped paint:

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