Sunday, June 24, 2012

from ikea import *

I just finished assembling two BILLY Ikea bookcases (with their extension units) in a row (to capitalize on the (somewhat minimal) learning and memory inertia involved), and I got to admit that I found the process rather enjoyable, and almost pythonic in nature. I don't know if it has always been the case (I suspect it must be the result of a long evolution, with lots of trial and error), but I found the assembly instructions to be so clear, so minimal (with their visual-only language), so logical (with positive, as well as negative advices, very importantly) that it's almost impossible to make hard to unwind (or worst, unrecoverable) errors, if you take time to study them carefully. I had to write about it, and so I highly recommend Ikea assembling for a relaxing moment, away from more complicated and abstract intellectual problems.