Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling—-the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
From the Agile Manifesto
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
Geer et al.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Edsger W. Dijkstra
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.