Shouldn’t copying something be easier than creating it? Someone else already did the work, right? The problem is that the work on the original is invisible. The copier doesn’t know why it looks the way it looks or feels the way it feels or reads the way it reads. The copied interface is a faux finish.

Zdroj Signal vs. Noise

„The quality of any collaborative creative endeavor tends to approach the level of taste of whoever has final cut”

Zdroj Macworld

„People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

Zdroj Marketing Nirvana

„There is a strong tendency to use the same words that you see other software using. Be cautious about copying domain language, because copying language is copying a whole approach.”

Zdroj Signal vs. Noise

„Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defense against complexity.”

David Gelernter, Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology

Via Signal vs. Noise

„The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good.“

Via @gruber