Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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One way [to design something] is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

C.A.R. Hoare, “The Emperor’s Old Clothes”

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February 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

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  1. I love this quote, very thought provoking.


    February 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

  2. Computer scientists are an unsung treasure trove of insight into design and creativity—I think every writer should listen to what they have to say.


    February 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

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