seeking simplicity

Following on from less is more;
(https://genecloud.wordpress.com/2007/01/20/less-is-more/)

Interesting snippet on simplicity from Edmon;
“The only thing you need to have in order to recognize and pursue simplicity is:

A. courage (to pursue change)
B. competence (to recognize essentials)
C. open mind (to be pragmatic)”

(http://pages.citebite.com/i1b3f3p4m4iom)

And…how to apply Judo’s principle’s of “Maximum Efficiency, Minimum Effort” to the software construction process in search of ‘doing more with less’.
(http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/eai/software/archives/software-judo-2530)

A few choice quotes;

Prof. Ludwig Wittgenstein
“The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”
Hans Hofmann
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
Albert Einstein
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Charles Mingus
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

(http://www.heartquotes.net/Simplicity.html)

John Maeda’s Laws of Simplicity
(http://lawsofsimplicity.com/category/laws?order=ASC)

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2 Comments »

  1. Gavi said

    These are awesome quotes!

  2. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius

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