QoTD: Paul Nowak

“Software will increasingly compete on ease of use in the total software experience more than on features. The future will be more about being simple than about any other dimension. [...] This is a classic case of experience changing perception and it’s got me to thinking about a seamless platform from server to desktop to phone – think about it.” — Paul Nowak, After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

“Simple” is a deeply valued principle in the GNOME and Ubuntu ethos, so it’s great to see it recognised and appreciated more and more everyday outside the project echo chambers. Vorsprung durch Einfachheit.