This article points out the futility of designing web interfaces to "emulate" (more like "mock", which actually works quite well if the intention is humor rather than usability) the real world.
The principle is clear: don't burden yourself with unnecessary limitations just to cleave to the familiar. Transcend.
HT: MR on the Kindle
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