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Sun 24 Sep 2006
Perfection and Simplicity
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If you had watched Stuart Cheshire's talk about Zero Configuration Networking with Bonjour on Google Video, you may have the caught the part where he talked about the importance of simplicity :
And he followed that with a reference to a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
I've had that quote playing on my mind the last two months working on Luca.
It just so happened that I discovered an excellent book called "Let My People Go Surfing - The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and what did I find but that quote again from Saint-Exupéry leaping off the 25th page :
There you have it - art, science, sex, poetry, engineering, and simplicity. It all adds up to perfection.