Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The artist vs. the engineer

The artist cuts. S/he carves away whatever doesn't look right, like Michelangelo apocryphally cutting away anything that doesn't look like a horse. The artist seeks focus and elegance.

The engineer adds. S/he looks at a product with ten features and imagines what it might be like with fifteen. The engineer experiments, iterates, and augments.

Both have their place. Which one are you?