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Friday, February 17, 2006
What great advice
Original from Signal v. Noise: It just doesn't matter:
(Please forgive the quoting, I hope I don't take anything out of context.)
My favorite answer to the “why?” question is always: “Because it just doesn’t matter.” I think that statement embodies what makes a product great. Figuring out what matters and leaving out the rest.<snip>
The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with photoshop or vim, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made.<snip>
Building a model means ignoring what doesn't matter. A good model explains what matters by ignoring what doesn't matter. And explaining why.
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