IBM DeveloperWorks gives us Working smarter, not harder: An interview with Kent Beck. It’s not a very long interview, but there are some decent quotes:
So, simplicity is about acknowledging the tricks exist but not using them. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could use the Java Security Manager here? Yeah we could, but let’s just put the name of the class. I used to feel proud of myself when I used something no one else knew about. Now I’m disappointed — I apologize when I can’t think of a simpler way.
Also of note: Beck said that he and Erich Gamma are working on a book about Eclipse.