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Re: The First Point is Silly, Too

Jesse Cloud
Reductio ad absurdum is a weak philosophical argument, but I don't think that's what Michael was trying to do and its certainly not a valid way to attack the concept.

I think he is simply stating an empirical observation. Most everyone feels that at some point adding more features makes something too busy. Michael feels that for him more than three major design elements detracts from the beauty of a piece. I agree with him.

If you prefer four or ten or fifty, thats your choice. When I look at Baroque era pieces, I have trouble seeing the piece as a whole, but maybe that wasn't what they were after.

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