On originals vs. copies
"Shouldn’t copying something be easier than creating it? Someone else
already did the work, right? The problem is that the work on the
original is invisible. The copier doesn’t know why it looks the way it
looks or feels the way it feels or reads the way it reads. The copied
interface is a faux finish."
- Why You Shouldn't Copy Us or Anyone Else, Signal vs. Noise blog (yes, I do see some irony to quoting a commentary on not copying)