My design philosophy, consistently and concisely applied since the very first creation 45 years ago, is that there is no greater elegance than simplicity. 8 bits are preferred over 16 and 16 over 32. 5 MHz clocks are preferred over 50, and 50 over 500. Assembly is preferred over C, C is preferred over C++ and object-oriented languages are best avoided altogether. The elimination of software bloat is the key to eliminating hardware bloat. The elimination of hardware bloat is the key to creating a product that rises above the cacophony of me-too mediocrity to garner praise for innovation, performance and cost-effectiveness.