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Beauty is the most important thing in software.

by Topper on January 7th, 2009

Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defense against complexity.


David Gelernter, Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology

Amen. Amen.

I hate it when people use the argument: “but this worked.”

h/t: A design and usability blog: Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)