Simplicity

Politicians around the world argue about making the tax and welfare system fairer, but the system has grown so complex that even experts no longer understand it, so it cannot be reformed.

A state-of-the-art Air France airliner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all on board, because the avionics have grown so complex that only a computer can control them, and the junior pilot in charge had no idea how to fly the plane manually.

The iPhone app from the UK Meteorological Office used to be nice and simple, but the latest version has so many data points and buttons and map overlays that it is impossible to tell what the weather is going to be.

Are you going to create something simple today?

 

 

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One thought on “Simplicity

  1. It takes a special kind of person to appreciate simplicity. The sad reality is that in today’s world things are almost always judged by “how many” or “how much”. My law professor used to say that “you bill by the hour but you justify by the page”. Hence long legal documents and cluttered user interfaces…

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