Things poorly designed

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Seth Godin at Gel 2006 from Gel Conference on Vimeo.
Seth presents a long list of reasons why things are broken or merely poorly designed. Some broken things may be fixed, others not. It is as always very entertaining and rewarding to listen to Seth, but I especially like his discussion on things broken by purpose. It may be wise to realise that some stupid signs maybe were designed to grab your attention.

My favourite among his many examples is this sign:

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