Simple technology

Sorry for the oxymoron in the title. I know simple technology is almost a contradiction in terms, but … I saw the below quote at Andrew McAfee’s blog, and I’ve been turning them over in my mind ever since:

Wikis were invented by Ward Cunningham, whose most frequently-repeated quote is “What’s the simplest thing that could possibly work?”

That’s a powerful thought: what’s the simplest thing that could possibly work?

I’m guessing that just about any project could benefit from that question being asked a dozen or so times at each stage. I know my past projects would have.

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By the way, Here’s an interview with Cunningham on how and why he developed Wikis.