In a post this morning, I wrote that Vancouver's plan to ban doorknobs from being implemented in new buildings in favor of lever-style handles was a great idea. Doorknobs are less ergonomic, and an aging population might appreciate the switch.
Many readers on social media disagreed. Fervently.
Here's a sampling of some comments from Facebook and Twitter, organized by some of the most common criticisms:
What's next? A perfectly ergonomic world? But at what cost?
The libertarian complaints are well warranted, why should states infer like this. What happens if a new study finds that the color red improve moods... should all new houses be forced to paint only in red? Preventing people from making their own choices in the name of such cute utility arguments is a really nasty downward slope.--Thomas Egebak, via Facebook