„Good design is also an act of communication between the designer and the user, except that all the communication has to come about by the appearance of the device itself. The device must explain itself.“

—  Donald A. Norman, book The Design of Everyday Things, The Design of Everyday Things (1988, 2002), Introduction to the 2002 Edition, p. xi.
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„Above all, the first act of Godspell must be about the formation of a community.“

—  Stephen Schwartz American musical theatre lyricist and composer 1948
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„Because we believe in the free mind we are also fighting those who, in the name of anti-Communism, would assail the community of freedom itself.“

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