Minimalism is quite a fad at the moment. Whether it’s decluttering your bookshelf or chucking out the chintz, from the piles of stuff in your house to the very patterns our things are decorated with, plain and simple is “in”.
Why is this? And is it something we can apply to our computers in a useful way?
There are a million reasons why minimalism might be the fashionable thing right now. I’m not going to go through every single one, but I’d like to suggest that it’s the feeling of freedom, of knowing that everything in your house it useful or beautiful, and that you know where everything is.
There’s also something about deciding what you need, and also being more certain of what exactly it is that’s lost when something goes wrong. [Read more…] about Keep your PC simple, stupid!