Elegance ← (Beauty ≙ Utility)

Sometimes, the the sheer, wonderful equivalence of an object with its function may led to immense pleasure. This perfect fit makes us feel like there was kinship between the beautiful and the utilitarian; and the easiness and simpleness of such solution (measured against the complexity of the task) creates excitement within our hearts. We are unprepared for such elegance and dignity, and it can be exhilarating.

(Paraphrasing Paul Valéry, Eupalinos, 1926)

Malte Müller
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