btw, the only Bolshevik matter I see here is MS working hard to impose it's W8 phone\toy OS interface on all aspects of computing. Maybe they have a 5 year plan ?
In rebuttal to your statement and picture; Obviously they lack the proper education and/or proper resources. Therefore, there really only needs to be a few rules:
1. Get a proper education.
2. Obtain and use the proper resources to create.
3. Elect government officials that know what it means to stay out of private human affairs.
With regards to MS's business plan; Make a profit with a rather ingenious OS to usher us into the new age of modern computing. The marriage of the Modern/Metro touch-centric UI and the Internet while maintaining the desktop. At least for now.
Question #1: Who's going to get up to go turn the lights back on when they go off? Keep in mind that it's dark if at night. Next rule would be to issue everyone a flashlight?!!
Question #2: Who going to pay for the expense when these $75 switches go out. They don't last forever. Don't forget to add labor for replacement. I'd estimate at least $250 for labor and materials as a contractor. Same for in house maintenance by the time someone orders the switch, receives it, types up a work order, and sends someone to install it.
The government must think that too many people don't have the common sense to turn the lights off.
The point I'm attempting to make is that too many rules stifles commerce. It's gotten to be out of hand IMO.
Simply swap between the desktop and tiles, you'll feel it.
I am not talking about artificial light, but natural light. The lumen law sets a certain standard for how much natural light has to be in an office - and that always requires that there must be windows so that you get enough light and can see outside.
I once worked in such an artificially lit cubical in the US in the very early 60s. One day in winter I went to work and the landscape was green. In the afternoon when I went to get a coffee from a coffee machine that was near an outside glass door, I discovered that there was 1 foot of snow on the ground. Working inside the building without a window, I was not aware of that.
The US lightning code is useful and OK. But that cannot substitute for natural light and the possibility to look into the outside world.
But certain building codes DO need to be there, such as GFCI outlets (I wonder if building code here has been updated since my house was built some 15 years ago as the washer isn't plugged into a GFCI outlet and the drain pipe was clogged up some and spilling out, VERY close to the outlet) how much natural light and air should be in a room per square foot, how high windows should be placed for egress; those type of things make perfectly clear sense. Honestly, I believe building code should be more strict in things like sustainable practices in building, MUCH better insulation in homes (can't even begin to tell you how under insulated homes are in the US), more natural light, placing homes in such a way so the structure isn't under the hot side of the sun in the afternoon, and planting, yes PLANTING certain trees on that structure's landscape to shade the house some in the summer and allow it in the winter as well as certain trees to block the cold wind in the winter. Those kind of things REALLY need to be done.