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Searching for Value in Ludicrous Ideas

NYT article by Allison Arieff that features wonderful and, indeed, ludicrous concept illustrations by inventor, author, cartoonist, and former urban planner Steven M. Johnson. From the article:

In discussing his often fantastical, sometimes silly, sometimes visionary concepts, he has said, “If I could use two words to describe what it is that I enjoy it is that I love to be sneakily outrageous . . . [It may be that] I have decided an idea has no practical worth and would never be likely to be adopted seriously (like most of my ideas), but I like it anyway.”

After seeing sleep-in cubicles for seniors you’ll know what he means by sneakily outrageous.

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