Wednesday, August 15, 2001
I'm pretty sure Ikea is Legos for grownups. I was assembling a bunch of furniture today on my "vacation" day. As I went through all the boxes, I suddenly had a deep feeling of deja vu, as if I had done this all before. The simple, picture-based instructions -- assembling different units using combinations of the same basic parts -- the satisfying kerthunk of different parts connecting together -- tightening two pieces together to improve the quality of construction -- I could have been creating a brand new version of the Super Mega Alex Warcruiser 6000. Which makes me wonder: why doesn't Ikea make spaceships?

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