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.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Edsger W. Dijkstra
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
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.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
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.