Categories Asides In defense of simplicity Post author By Matt Post date January 11, 2007 5 Comments on In defense of simplicity In defense of simplicity. Share this: Related On SimplicityDecember 11, 2006In "Asides"Tim Ferriss InterviewAugust 21, 2007In "Asides"Internet Defense LeagueJuly 19, 2012In "Asides" ← Hands-On With iPhone → Twenty-three 5 replies on “In defense of simplicity” Very interesting, thought-provoking post. There is something to be said for simplicity, although asthetics and functionality still come into play. I read in this month’s subscription of one of my car magazines that the Honda Accord, despite missing a lot of bells and whistles, rated as the best car in general for the last several years. This was based on good (not great): looks, performance, and price; and Accords are reliable as all-get-out because of the simplicity. No one grows up wanting to buy an Accord, but no reasonable person complains about that being the choice they made to buy a car. It may be that most of your clients are interested in computers and therefore you can take a lot for granted. As for me, computers are the medium, politics the message. Roughly 90% of what you write is mumbo-jumbo and you don’t seem to have skill in communicating. Or you are not interested. Hey Sidney, welcome to my site. Were you referring to me specifically, or in a defense of simplicity? Good question Matt. I can’t tell who that’s directed towards? Talk about a lack of communication skills…. I think he is specifically going after you, because you are a geek and don’t write about politics. To knock your communication skills…that’s just wrong. 1) You are young and a non-journalism major. 2) It’s the thought that counts. Thank you for being a geek and NOT writing about politics. Your readers must have diverse backgrounds, too, because I talked about cars as an example. Comments are closed.