What is Chindgu ()?

Chindgu ()Ais the Japanese art of inventing ingenious everydayAgadgets that, on the face of it, seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem. However, chindgu has a distinctive feature: anyone actually attempting to use one of these inventions would find that it causes so many new problems, or such significant social embarrassment, that effectively it has noAutility whatsoever. Thus, chindgu are sometimes described as "unuseless" - that is, they cannot be regarded as ‘useless’ in an absolute sense, since they do actually solve a problem; however, in practical terms, they cannot positively be called "useful." via

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Posted: November 18th, 2010
at 2:45am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: gear,design,"ninja",et cetera

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