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Scoble Accosts Philippe Starck for Kindle Comments

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We don’t read Robert Scoble‘s blog because, to be honest, doing so always leaves us feeling a mix of bewilderment and anger. So we didn’t read this on his site, but instead heard about him continuing his battle against the Amazon Kindle by way of a news feed to the site Computerworld, which was reporting on Scoble approaching Philippe Starck this weekend at the Le Web 3 conference in Paris, to ask him what we thought of the device. So while we’re not always 100% wild about the interviewer, we kinda like the interviewee, so here we go:

“In this type of product, the best design is the least design possible,” said Starck. That means it should be small, simple and strong, and not distract from the content, which should be the most interesting part.

The Kindle almost achieves that, “but the designer wasn’t quite humble enough to completely disappear, so he made a little slope here, a diagonal there,” Starck said. “It’s a little sad because the concept is modern, but the design is less modern, because the designer doesn’t want to disappear.”

“No no,” he concluded, “it is almost modern.”

If you’re curious, beyond this Kindle talk, of what else Starck was saying at the conference, here’s a full report.

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