"Simple Made Easy" by Rich Hickey and subsequent discussion


Great presentation by Rich Hickey, of Clojure fame. Summary from the video page:

"Rich Hickey emphasizes simplicity’s virtues over easiness’, showing that while many choose easiness they may end up with complexity, and the better way is to choose easiness along the simplicity path. "

Very interesting discussion on reddit with comments from LtU regulars as well as Rich himself:

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A Fantastic Presentation

Thanks for posting. This has definitely been one of the best presentations I've seen in a long time. Illuminates something I've sort of known internally for awhile now, but perhaps not objectively. That distinction between simple and easy is key. In discussions I've been in debates of easy versus elegant, but "simple" really is the better distinction. And much more measureable.

I'm sorry to be pedantic...

but the misuse of the word fantastic is really starting to annoy me.
Look it up in the dictionary...


Language changes ...

... Deal with it. Revel in it. —Mr. Verb

A previous version by Stuart

A previous version by Stuart Halloway (Clojure too)