"There is an important difference between zero, a little more than zero, more than zero, and much more than zero. Simplicity is not about living at the poles of simple versus complex. It is not about being zero or none. Instead, it is about some.
Which brings me to the Tenth Law of simplicity:
Less breeds less; more breeds more.
Equilibrium is found at many
points between less and more,
but never nearest the extrema."
From MIT Media Lab Professor John Maeda's blog on Simplicity.