Can’t the TV remote be like the iPod?

«This idea of simplicity as a selling point clashes with the old thinking of constantly adding new features to your product in order to make it more appealing to your customers. Simple products are often thought of as dumbed-down, basic and inferior. But adding features doesn’t mean you get better products — it almost always means you get more complicated products just because the interface has to be expanded to accommodate the new functionality.»
The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda

Why can’t the TV remote be like the iPod?

Understanding how to use a TV remote control is made easier by a friend
Photo by Nicolas Zurcher

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