A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 09, 2018
“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good”

"A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The saying was posted on Twitter by Martin LeBlanc (founder and CEO of Iconfinder) on May 14, 2014.


Twitter
Martin LeBlanc
@martinleblanc
A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.
1:56 PM - 14 May 2014

Twitter
Iconfinder
@iconfinder
A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.
3:28 PM - 14 May 2014

Google Books
Hello, Startup:
A Programmer’s Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams

By Yevgeniy Brikman
Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
2016
Pg. 140:
A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good. —[LEBLANC 2014], MARTIN LEBLANC, FOUNDER OF ICONFINDER

Reddit—Webweu02
“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” (plus.google.com)
submitted March 30, 2015 by Seetee

Reddit—ProgrammerHumor
A user interface is like a joke (self.ProgrammerHumor)
submitted April 27, 2017 by Necroman_Empire
If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.

Google Books
Learn Python Programming:
A beginner’s guide to learning the fundamentals of Python language to write efficient, high-quality code (Second Edition)

By Fabrizio Romano
Birmingham, UK: Packt Publishing Ltd
2018
Pg. 369:
“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” – Martin LeBlanc

Reddit—Jokes
A user interface is like a joke
submitted June 10, 2018 by TidusJames
If you have to explain it, it’s not that good

Reddit—Jokes
A user interface is like a joke
submitted August 9, 2018 by WubbaLubba_dub-dub
If you have to explain it, it’s not very good

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Thursday, August 09, 2018 • Permalink