Addressing the side issue of sinistral product design

Diary’s token left-hander always believed that they were – as a breed – brighter, more creative and better looking. But her illusions have just been shattered.

Diary’s token left-hander always believed that they were – as a breed – brighter, more creative and better looking.

But her illusions have just been shattered. Apparently, left-handed people are ‘awkward, clumsy and generally hopeless’ and ‘regularly called offensive names’.

In the Dark Ages maybe, but then Anything Left-Handed would say that, wouldn’t it? The London store has launched a range of left-handed products, including a camera, a paintbrush and garden shears. ‘It’s great that product designers are creating products for left-handed people,’ according to an ALH spokeswoman.

Hear, hear – and while they’re at it, have a look at ticket machines, corkscrews, rulers, tin openers…

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