A few more thoughts on simplicity from Founders at Work.
Evan Williams, talking about Blogger, but he could just as well be talking about his latest project:
“What we built wasn’t that amazing. It was the idea of putting a couple of things together and being able to establish a lead by doing something really, really simple. How far you can get on a simple idea is amazing. I have a tendency to add more and more–the ideas always get too big to implement before they even get off the ground. Simplicity is powerful.”
Joshua Schachter on del.icio.us, a social bookmarking tool I like:
“Reduce. Do as little as possible to get what you have to get done. Do less of it; get it done. If you’ve got two things that you want to put together, take away until they go together. Don’t add another thing. Because you can understand it better, you can analyze it more cleanly.”