The archer and the waterer are engaged in qualitatively different processes, and the key to the difference is this: the waterer never stops aiming. The only movements the waterer needs to make are corrections to a single, evolving aim.
Several big-name investors have gotten behind Eve. In its seed round, Granger and his two co-founders have raised $2.3 million from Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon, Y Combinator president Sam Altman, and Sep Kamvar (the guy who personalized Google search results).
It was not any kind of office that inspired this (the desktop metaphor) design, it was a executive secretary office, occupied with copy-editing, file organization and focusing on production and efficiency. A type of work very different from what is generally considered design work.
Even post 50+ years of computing, we are trapped in local optimas of GUIs where your average UI designer cargo cults and replicates current paradigmatic components and reasons in a nudge theory style: “why bother changing this when they are so familiar with it?”