“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.