The High Cost of Complexity

Life by Adam on 2006-01-06 03:59

This article gives a short and poignent description of the benefits to of keeping things simple. As Albert Einstein is said to have stated, “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Complexity comes at a cost, so it should be kept to the minimum possible to which achieves your goals.

Or, to quote an old programmer’s maxim, “Keep It Simple, Stupid!” This is a reminder that no matter how smart you are, your time, attention, energy, and brainpower are all finite. Better to spend these resources wisely, than squander it on purposeless complexity.

One comment per 'The High Cost of Complexity'

  1. lois says:

    This is not on topic for this post, but…

    Thank you so much for “Critical Thinking.” It is just what I needed at this time (funny that I “found” it again). You really are something else.

    ~8)

    lois

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