Breakdowns come, breakdowns go...

This is something that intrigues me:

"A breakdown is not a negative situation to be avoided, but a situation of non-obviousness, in which the recognition that something is missing leads to unconcealing...some aspect of the network of tools that we are engaged in using. A breakdown reveals the nexus of relations necessary for us to accomplish our task."

The quote is from an excerpt from Using Computers: A Direction for Design by Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores included in The New Media Reader that is the assigned text for a communications elective I am taking in the MACT program at UAlberta.


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