Toward a science of simplicity

June 29, 2012
Toward a science of simplicity

Cheap, functional, reliable things unleash the creativity of people who then build stuff that you could not imagine. There’s no way of predicting the internet based on the first transistor. — George Whitesides

Simplicity: we know it when we see it - but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer. Talk recorded 13 February 2010.

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