******************************** ******************************** /*************************** Typekit code ****************************/ mightaswell: January 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Simplicity Is Highly Overrated

"...Once upon a time, a toaster had one knob to control how much the bread was to be toasted and that was all. A simple lever lowered the bread and started the operation. Toasters cost around $20. But in the Korean store, I found a German toaster for 250,000 Korean Won (about $250). It had complex controls, a motor to lower the untoasted bread and to lift it when finished, and an LCD panel with many cryptic icons, graphs, and numbers. Simplicity?..."

a nice article by Don Norman