In an Age of Gadgets, Life Gets Complicated

Do you have a cell phone with a thousand functions that you don't know how to use? John Maeda, a designer and researcher at the MIT Media lab, believes in the value of simplicity. Callers discuss devices that they find to be elegantly simple or needlessly complex.

John Maeda, author, The Laws of Simplicity; associate director of research, The Media Lab E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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