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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.
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.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges and it causes end-user and administrator frustration.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
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.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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