Tomoko Takahashi’s Word Perhect is a website that neatly juxtaposes the real world with the never-never land of supposedly labour-saving usefulness of the macro-filled, bloated software that spawns from Silicon Valley and fills up your hard drive in a matter of seconds.
Word Perhect gets straight to the point. Using bits and pieces gleaned from the artist’s (presumably messy) studio, pocket, it invites you to re-think your approach to writing a letter. Writing a letter on a computer, at any rate. Select something to write on – let’s try a torn off strip of cardboard backpack (although tantalisingly, you’re offered numerous items you can’t actually write on – a cassette tape, for example) – and you’re ready to go.