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Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

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Butterick’s Practical Typography This book was made pos­si­ble by a pub­lish­ing sys­tem called Pollen. I cre­ated Pollen with the Racket pro­gram­ming lan­guage. Racket is a de­scen­dant of Scheme, which in turn is a de­scen­dant of Lisp. So while Racket is not Lisp (in the spe­cific Com­mon Lisp sense), it is a Lisp (in the fa­mil­ial sense) which means that its core ideas—and core virtues—are shared with Lisp.

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