Pick one

Recently I’ve been thinking more about simplicity in software: how limited choices create better results.

Photography is quickly becoming one of my passions and I have a healthy collection of digital picture frames.  Before digital frames I was be forced choose one great photo to put into a frame, but now, since the digital frame can carousel 50+ photos, I load the maximum into it.

Sure I could pick just one, but I don’t.  Instead I rotate through a collection at random.

This is marketed as a benefit, but is it really a benefit?  Rather than highlighting one particular photo I highlight 50+ for 30 seconds each.