Rudy VanderLans on computers

“Recently, I’ve become convinced that computers are overshooting the mark. They provide too many functions I have no need for. If I could just lock in my current system and not have to change my software or laser printer ever again, I’d be a happy camper and I could concentrate on doing my work.

Instead, every few years I’m forced to upgrade at great cost and loss of precious time, and end up owning hardware and software with more bells and whistles than I have use for. My life as a graphic designer, while it was kick-started by computers, has now become complicated and miserable because of them.”

— Rudy VanderLans (2001)