Google's Marissa Mayer on "The Beauty of Simplicity"

Old Fast Company article from 2005, but still one I refer to frequently:


“Google has the functionality of a really complicated Swiss Army knife, but the home page is our way of approaching it closed. It's simple, it's elegant, you can slip it in your pocket, but it's got the great doodad when you need it. A lot of our competitors are like a Swiss Army knife open--and that can be intimidating and occasionally harmful.”

“It gives you what you want, when you want it, rather than everything you could ever want, even when you don’t.”

--Marissa Mayer, Google 

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