When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don?t put in the time or energy to get there.
I have always held this quote closely and reminded again today of it by Shawn Blanc. With the release of OS X Mountain Lion today it continues into be true. We need to approach more areas of our work with this approach.