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Super Simple vs. Needlessly Complex

Posted by: leelefever on September 4, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: complexity, inspiration, simplicity


Super Simple: This is called the Q-drum and it's built for transporting 20 gallons of water - something that millions do everyday. Super simple indeed. You can read more in the New York Times article Design that Solves Problems for the Worlds Poor. I first heard about the Q-drum from Darren Barefoot. Needlessly Complex: This is a Japanese toilet that has 17 buttons. The one I use at home only has a single lever and it's never left me wanting more. Needlessly complex? I say yes. Maybe... Continue Reading