December 10, 2002: Just wanted to register a link to Nathan Shedroff: the v-2 interview. And here are peter's (I think generally right on) comments on part one and part two of the interview.

I don't have a whole lot to add. If you read beyond the "to-mah-to" / "to-may-to" posturing, the main gist of the debate seems to be the almost absurdly banal point that some designers are better than others (at considering business strategy, at selling design, at dealing with complex interactions). I find myself dismissing this sort of discussion as not all that relevant to the actual experience of a real design project and would rather read a case study any day.