In his 2010 TEDTalk, Alan Siegel called for a simple, sensible redesign of legal paperwork — to make it intelligible to the rest of us. Here’s one of the redesigned documents he showed: a sample credit card agreement which is easy to understand and, dare we say, pretty?
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Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They’re crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign — and plain English — to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 04:26) Watch Alan Siegel’s talk on TED.com, […]
Benoit Mandelbrot: Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules repeated without end. Magnus Lindkvist: We are afraid to say “I don’t know.” George Whitesides: A stone is simple. But you can build cathedrals of stones. Alan Siegel: We need to build humanity into our paperwork. Philip K. Howard: The law must be simple enough that people […]