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5 thoughts 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.