22 Nov

Over-Engineering a Device Driver

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And to think this came from Apple. Well, RealTek, actually.

Seriously, though. Let’s take a lesson from this. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. My wife reminds me of this frequently so I admit to being guilty of this from time to time. Like the bed I made for us when we were first married. It was solidly constructed of 2X4s and drywall screws.

Most thought leaders around elegant design agree that simple solutions often add more value. Is this simple? Is it valuable?  Personally, I find it more distracting than valuable. I would love to have an opportunity to speak with the product manager who okayed this feature into the product.

Elegant design often means walking away.