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Hi,

I've attached two documents in two posts in which there's somethin what I think is a kind of program, and I don't understand it; "Don't pull a Bloq on me". And in the other it's repeated again as "Pulling a Bloq". Can you help me with this?

Also in the second one there's a blue part that contains "monkey" sentence. Do you know the meaning of it?

Thx,


Nesa
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Hi,

I can't read these. Can you make them bigger? Or else maybe just type the words yourself?

Clive
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Sorry, I attached both in one post and one of them is repetitive.
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This is the article in question.

It has to do with designing containers for Method brand soap by a certain deadline. The design guy said, sure, we'll do a bloq. Bloq was just their name to describe the shape of the container. Then they realized that the high cost to make the special containers would mean they would have to make the product so expensive, their customer wouldn't want to buy it. That was the "iterative monkey" which just meant "recurring problem" which refers to the fact that with every new design they also have to consider the cost to produce the item.

Apparently they didn't consider this until later and they have to scramble to find a way to make these things at a reasonable cost. That term "bloq" became an inside joke to describe the whole situation.

So if someone says, "don't pull a bloq", they mean, don't go and design this great thing without considering how we're going to make it.

Let's say Bob is with some friends at a restaurant and he spills his drink all over the table. Next time he's out with his friends, someone might say, "Ok, everyone make sure you don't pull a Bob".

Hi,

That was really great, I couldn't decipher it myself till the end of the world. There's another word "pebble" in the caption, "From pebble concepts to a Bloq" which is challenging. The meaning of pebble is clear for me: small stone. But here I can't find any relations between pebble and Bloq. Is it a kind of product?

Thx,

Nesa
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