What we can learn from Spaghetti Sauce

Dan Saffer (who gave a great presentation at SXSW about Learning Interaction Design from Las Vegas) posted a few links to some great videos from the TED conference. I especially liked this video of Malcolm Gladwell speaking about things we can learn from spaghetti sauce or as Dan put it, “why you shouldn’t design for everyone”:


  1. David says:

    What a great video! I never realized how much things have changed in food since the 80’s. Back then, there was the Yuppie quest for ‘best’ . Now it’s the aisle of 20-30 different flavoured vinegars. I have to say that I prefer nowadays.
    Isn’t it ironic, though, that years ago, cars were far more different from each other. Now, if you’re spending roughly the same amount of money, you’d be hard pressed to tell a Kia from a Toyota from a Subaru from a Mazda. Or a BMW from a Mercedes from a Lexus from a Volvo. I know I’m exaggerating somewhat, but it’s interesting that one area of life has blossomed into so much variety and choice, while the other has shrunk into a sort of bland, proto-platonic-auto.

  2. Hey, I’m running a blog myself too and I was wondering can you tell me what’s the template you’re using? thanks.

    • John says:

      It’s linked at the bottom of the site….theme is called “Techmania” but I’ve made a few modifications to it.

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