A major component of any effective design process is the overlay of multiple layers of information, requirements, systems, analysis and meaning. The emergent complexity of this overlay, the patterns, the moiré.. that's where design gets interesting.
I'm sorry to see Pownce going away. I appreciated it's position in the space between tweet and blog. Since it's going away, i'll be transferring all my old pownce over here. At least then there'll be some posts on this old thing...