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Drowning in e-mail and other complexities of modern life?
John Maeda’s new book explains 10 laws of simplicity, including principles of good design and how to tame complexity and reduce clutter in your life. At the book’s heart is the Shinto belief in animism, the spirit in all objects. Nicholas Negroponte, one of Maeda’s mentors, once told him to become a lightbulb, not a laser beam. This he has done; all this and more.