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This article is from the In-Depth Report Steve Jobs: A Technology Visionary Leaves Huge Legacy

Big Progress on the Little Things

Let's take a step back and praise three unsung trends in consumer electronics

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.

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