Simplicity works because it brings you happiness. You feel a sense of immediate mastery. Simplicity as a design goal makes life harder for the gadget makers, of course, because designing next year’s model is no longer as easy as piling on new features. But simplicity is a goal worth sweating for.
In other words, some trends demonstrate maturity, brains and good taste on the part of the manufacturers; it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate them.
Okay, that’s enough. Now let’s go back to complaining.
This article was originally published with the title Big Progress on the Little Things.