Why womens' shirts button up the wrong way? Bill Buxton

Bill Buxton talks at MIX10, from usual to some unusual topics ‘why women's shirts button up the wrong way? how the flag of Catalonia came to be, and why XBOX Project Natal doesn’t work on an airplane?’ Watch the video embedded, and jump to around 2:14 to see Bill do his thing “women's shirts button […]

Bill Buxton talks at MIX10, from usual to some unusual topics ‘why women's shirts button up the wrong way? how the flag of Catalonia came to be, and why XBOX Project Natal doesn’t work on an airplane?’ Watch the video embedded, and jump to around 2:14 to see Bill do his thing “women's shirts button the “wrong” way (i.e. opposite from men's) because when buttons first came to be used, they were expensive hence it was only the rich who could afford to have them. back then if you were a rich lady, you didn’t button your own shirt of course – you had someone do it for you. hence, when someone facing you is buttoning your shirt it’s the “right” way.”