There is No Better Design Than a Toothpick

There is No Better Design Than a Toothpick

Summary

Toothpicks are a prime example of the design axiom that form follows function. But it's more than that: it both forms and functions in a single, compact, lightweight, biodegradable, sustainable entity.

Toothpicks
Toothpicks are a prime example of the design axiom that form follows function. But it's more than that: it both forms and functions in a single, compact, lightweight, biodegradable, sustainable entity. It's as smooth as a rocket, as simple as a rock, and has a certain charm.

Toothpicks Are Self-evident

Its shape is the epitome of design affordance, acting as a handle, excavator, and instruction manual at the same time. Its shape tells you not only how to hold and use it, but also where to place its prongs.

Toothpicks Are Reliable

It has no moving parts or circuits to shake or fail; the only part of it is itself, and the only place it breaks is in the middle. When damaged, it actually doubles its utility by doubling its cusp. (But watch out for debris.)

Toothpicks Are Sustainable

Toothpicks are durable and fully biodegradable. Also, as long as we can plant trees or grow bamboo, we will never run out of its only ingredient.

Toothpicks Are Universal

Its design transcends time and culture; almost anyone of any age, anywhere in the world, at any time in history, can figure out how to use a toothpick. They might even come up with hundreds of other uses.

The toothpick is widely known in all cultures and is not only the oldest tooth-cleaning tool but predates the arrival of early modern humans, as Neanderthal and Homo sapiens skulls show clear signs of tooth picking with the tool.

Toothpicks Are Designed to Be Foolproof

The toothpick is designed to prevent almost any kind of user error, and like any decent tool, it gets the job done with elegant efficiency and efficacy.

Toothpicks Are Affordable

For less than half a cent each, regardless of socioeconomic status, can afford to have at least a couple on hand for an occasional emergency popcorn seed extraction. Toothpicks are so cheap, in fact, that you can buy hundreds of them, and it's safe to say that you won't need more storage than a can of soda would take up.

The Meaning of Toothpicks is Unambiguous

Even its name is unequivocal: tooth, pick. It tells you what it is and how and where it should be used. In the category of self-evident names, it's there.

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