Christopher Hawtree

the pillowbook of Christopher Hawtree, writer and Green Party councillor for Central Hove

Skeuomorph

In a fascinating interview with Apple’s design chief, that master of cool, Jonathan Ive, the Daily Telegraph’s Shane Richmond remarks that the operating systems have “been marked by something known as skeuomorphism, a tendency for new designs to retain ornamental features of the old design. Thus the calendar in Apple’s Macs and on iOS has […]

Armamentarium

In the New York Times, Amanda Fortini refers to a reality series Extreme Couponing “which portrays outlandish superconsumers clearing shelves and maintaining armamentaria of processed foods in their homes”. The noun is perhaps used ironically, for, of later nineteeth-century origins, it denotes a surgeon’s equipment, and replaced the seventeenth-century noun of armamentary which emerged soon […]

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    Christopher Hawtree is the Green Party Councillor for Central Hove but items are posted here in a personal capacity as an individual.

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