Friday, September 18, 2009

Sturgeon's Law

I've been realizing more and more that a good number of seamless textures are really poorly constructed, or lack 'real world' uses (retina burning colors, and shapes).

This observations is summed up with Sturgeon's Law which states:

“Ninety percent of everything is crud”

This seems so true, however is pretty pesimistic. Optimistically, it just means that to find the gems, one must sift through a whole lot of mud.

Sturgeon's Law is kind of parallel to Pareto Principle, or most of us know it as the 80/20 Rule. This rule is an optimistic, real world look at almost every system. From business sales, to group participation, it holds true.

So.... back to my point.... Most of the seamless textures are not well done, However those textures that are well done, shine above the others. Hopefully, you will find the textures on this site to be nicely done, and fall well within the 20% of loving-goodness.

What do you think of the laws/rules? What do you think of the textures on this and other websites?