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Things I would tweet if it allowed more than 140 characters

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As many of you know, I am on Twitter a lot... maybe too much. I find that it gives those random thoughts that collect in that spontaneous corner of my brain a place to go so they don't pile up and cause some sort of "thought aneurysm".

Well, a few things have come up lately that I cannot talk about in 140 characters or less, so in no particular order, here they are:
Most consumer product designs are shit. I am reading and have almost completed the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. In it one of Jobs' most common comments about products under development by Apple or by anyone else is "This product is shit!" The more I have listened to how Steve focused down on the most seemingly trivial details of his products (sometimes to the detriment of the final design), the more I am becoming aware of how horrible products are. Some are designed to sell but not designed to function. Others, I just don't think the creators care. We bought a Red Devil 'stick' …