Defining taste, leaving my X (Twitter), Barbie & design, AI-generated slides

Defining taste, leaving my X (Twitter), Barbie & design, AI-generated slides

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People think taste is subjective, until they start to design things. Paul Graham argues that most people keep their thoughts on taste as unexamined impulses, starting from childhood. When they like something, they have no idea why — it could be because their friends like it, because it’s fashionable, or because a movie star uses it. But when you grow up and start to design things, you realize the relationship between taste and good design.

Taste is something we all need to examine more objectively.

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