The weblog Simplicity lists some ‘laws of simplicity.’ Here is one of my favorites:
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, while adding the meaningful.
I also replace ‘Simplicity’ with ‘Good research.’ I will read papers looking for this definition of simplicity, and I am going to work on achieving such simplicity in my own work. I read much research that does the reverse: It subtracts the meaningful and adds the obvious. Including my own efforts. But no more.