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5Jan/07Off

The Jackbooted Simplification Thugs

The best thing that I've read today is Rafe Colburn's post about the workflow shattering reduction in options that MSFT is passing off as interface innovation. I agree with his assessment completely. If you're dealing with any of the bloated monster applications that roll too many features in then you don't want to make those features accessible from a single interface. Unless you've invented something entirely new with a feature (riiiight) then people are going to be looking for that feature according to patterns they've already establishing from using the same idea in other apps.

I hadn't ever thought about this in terms of damaging the workflow of an application as I tend to get too hung up on the idea of jackbooted simplification thugs crashing my party to take options away from me. Seems like a much smarter way of looking at the same problem.

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