In Praise of clutter

I was reading an article on Twitter this morning that is considering a new redesign of Gmail with an emphasis on minimalism again. I really hated the minimalism of Apple products and I really just like how the contagion has spread to many facets of the tech industry. Some of us enjoy complexity. We are the people who have our desktops covered in icons. A multitude of features is more important than lack of clutter. Give us helicopter cockpits and Victorian clutter aesthetic. Bargain bins and bazaars lure me and stimulate my imagination and thought processes. There’s a saying that goes “a clean desk is an empty mind”. Creativity is messy like paint on a canvas.

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