Essay by Vilém Flusser. Astute. Pertinent. Insightful.
Many English words have become terms used internationally. At present this is taken to be a symptom of Anglo-Saxon predominance within the cultural realm. But the case of the term “design” is different. In its international use, “design” means something like a “pattern” or a “sketch,” and the verb “to design” means something like “to make a plan for the production of some object.”