Other people's ideas are like new clothes: You can try them on and wear them for a while. Sometimes they just don't work, so you bury them in the bottom drawer, where they are forgotten until you happen across them while rummaging for something else. Other times, they do work. They fit, they change the way you feel, and they change your whole outlook. Those clothes become part of your daily wardrobe, always on hand when you need them. Those are the good ideas. The ideas in Lucy Suchman's book, Plans and Situated Actions, first published in 1987, became…
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