Link: Better Tools Feel Better

Brett Victor has a lovely, long, and fully illustrated post that he is calling a rant against “Pictures Under Glass.” Those pictures under glass are, of course, the emergent “touch-based” paradigm of the iOS devices and the various copies of it. Victor argues that these devices are not as “touchy” as we imagine and their impoverished version of touch means we haven’t fully explored what it is tools do and how it is we humans interact with them. His illustrated exploration of a hammer is fantastic.