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When simplicity is the solution (wsj.com)
13 points by anigbrowl on Mar 30, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Simplicity is always the solution, but for the powers that be money is in complexity. Taxes, law, banking: if all this stuff was straightforward, a lot of very rich and powerful people wouldn't be able to gravy-train on the complexity.

Which is why, if history is a guide, things will continue to get more and more complicated until they finally collapse.

You can take away my 15 flavors of jam, 5 different types of bread and 100s of different types of spices when you manage to pry them from my cold, dead fingers. I understand the desire for creating simplicity in the products you sell to try and create focus and understanding - but if you try to force simplicity on me, I will fight you in every way possible.

Simplicity only works when it is an optional product I can choose. If simplicity is forced through law or removal of alternatives, then this is no longer simplicity - it is abuse.

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