inessential by Brent Simmons

Steven Frank on complexity

Steven Frank: More On Tech Complexity: “If you made a little box, and all it did was read email, and it did it exactly perfectly, but it didn’t do anything else—well, nobody would buy that. Or close enough to nobody that you would only survive as an extremely niche product. Where’s the web browser? Where’s the MP3 player? Where’s the streaming value-add broadband content?” (Via Gus. Okay, actually I subscribe to Steven’s feed too, but Gus linked to this post before I did. ;)