remote control "simplicity".

came across this and thought to myself… how can we make things more simple? is “simplicity” the answer, or is “simplicity” a result of a well executed design?

i’ve been working with jim, our UX director at clearspring/addthis, and the most important question we always come back to is “what is the real problem we’re trying to solve here”. that is essentially the most important question you can ask yourself.

so after looking at this “hack”, does this still solve the real design problem?