But I saw a quote from him today that totally rang my bells…
“Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
That absolutely explains why Apple stuff works well. Jobsy doesn’t put in any more functionality than a device needs, and he doesn’t put any less in either.
It also perfectly explains why those dolts who crap on about Macs being for John West computer rejects don’t get it. It’s not that the Mac operating system is oversimplified — it’s that it is precisely simplified enough to not have many of the gordian knots that Windows gets itself into, like the Vista control panel. OMG, what a mess.