What I’m Reading (almost) Right Now

kinnon —  November 16, 2006 — Leave a comment

I ordered John Maeda‘s The Laws of Simplicity for Imbi – and then asked her if I could borrow it for this trip. I recommend it highly. Here are John’s Ten Laws:

  1. Reduce – The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
  2. Organize – Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
  3. Time – Savings in time feel like simplicity.
  4. Learn – Knowledge makes everything simpler.
  5. Differences – Simplicity and complexity need each other.
  6. Context – What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
  7. Emotion – More emotions are better than less.
  8. Trust – In simplicity we trust.
  9. Failure – Some things can never be made simple.
  10. The One – Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.
  11. Read the book.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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