Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Simplicity is the Key

"The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Have you ever seen a piece of commercial software where the next version is simpler rather than more complex? According to MSDN blog, Windows Vista is said to have over 50 million lines of code, whereas XP was said to have around 40 million.

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."

“Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” - Confucius

"Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means."

"It can be difficult to make things simple and it can be simple to make things difficult."

Anyway, remember to keep things simple!

Photo by Starfires taken from this source

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jennifer said...

Hi Sam...

Ahhh the world needs this post of yours!

Life is getting so complicated. The technology is so filled with stuff I don't need...

I dream of the day when we start to simplify rather than complicate!

Thanks for this Sam...


Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks! I'm glad that this simple post made sense to you.

Hopefully we all will learn to keep things simple whether in the area of technology or daily living (life style).

Best regards

surjit said...

...It can be difficult to make things simple and it can be simple to make things difficult..'

Sam,you are always giving us the truth about life. Thanks for this.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,
Thanks for your encouraging words.

I always value your meaningful participation. I learned a lot from you too!