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Re: Designing for the Real World (--hey, that's already taken!)

From: Gunnar Swanson <gunnar-AT-gunnarswanson.com>
Date: 12 Aug 2001 17:09:00 UTC   (10:09:00 AM in author's locale)
To: "The Graphics List" <graphics-AT-lists.graphicslist.org>
James,

>>They have yet to start to colonize the poor Parisians but the taco
>>stand where I often eat breakfast (owned and run by Mexican
>>immigrants) has been successful enough that they now have four
>>locations. I dread the day when they are up to six and I have to
>>break their windows and scream about menudo imperialism
>
>You might reasonably dread the day when the energy, enthusiasm and
>personability of the founders has given way to a formula, with
>taco's cooked by TacJobbers according to a manual.

Chorizo hasn't appeared on the menus at McDonald's or Taco Bell.
(Maybe it's a sign--I tasted what was purported to be chorizo in
Minnesota once and it could have been made by the ship's computer in
-Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxies-*.) I guess some ideas just don't
travel. So for now my Mexican breakfast hundreds of miles north of
the border is safe from globalism.

Gunnar

*"A ground meat product almost, but not completely, unlike chorizo"
--
Gunnar Swanson Design Office
536 South Catalina Street
Ventura CA 93001-3625

+1 805 667 2200
gunnar-AT-gunnarswanson.com
www.gunnarswanson.com

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