“It isn’t going to work,” Says Eeyore; the quintessential pessimist, implying that “we never did it that way before”.
How about the things that we have always done this way that aren’t working, never will, and which imply, no ensure, that we will have to deal with the same old problems forever? I guess that if we’re lucky, we’ll get new intractable problems compounded on the unresolved problems that we just ignored because “We’ve always done it this way.” Ah! New! That’s progress!
No, that’s an over filling “in box” of unaddressed issues. Eventually, the problem with the buggy whip factory becomes mute… But is that anyway to run a planet?
Nobody likes big surprises to what they expect to happen next. Human nature (which I have so often said; ain’t all it’s cracked up to be) defines our comfort level with new things. Young people are better at this (they have way less invested in the status quo) than older people. I’ve come to the conclusion that corporate management, and designers who have taken a long route to positions where they get to make decisions, are mostly old people; in other words; cowards, afraid of change.
Having said that; I've seen plenty of things designed by people (probably some young, some old) that obviously the designer has never gotten within ten feet or a half hour of actually using (that's a different problem).
120 years ago, some really clever people invented photography. They captured images of the real world in a way that had never happened before they made their photos; a big change. The apparatus that they used required the exclusion of any and all stray light from impinging on their light sensitive “film”. Therefore, black everything. Black cameras, black clothes they wore and black tents they could duck under behind the lenses to see and capture the image. Black everything (for good reason) was associated with photography.
Later we put the film inside a light impervious camera… But the cameras stayed black. Later, we invented a movie camera and a VCR, something to show images (pictures/photos on a screen or your TV) all the equipment still stayed black. Then we got DVD players (guess what?) they are black. Furthermore, the controls are black and they have dark gray letters and symbols on the keys. The remote controls are black, even the letters on the keys are dark gray.
Wow! I guess we’re still terrified of stray light! How often have you had to turn on a light to operate your DVD or the damn remote? I’m sitting at a computer that shows images, pictures on it’s screen; the key board is black, the letters on the buttons are dark gray, requiring that I turn on a light to see them.