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"Systemplicity"

Updated: Jan 10

A systems paradox:


Make systems as simple as possible.


But...


make them as complex as necessary to keep things as simple as possible.


aka, "keep it simple."


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Occam%27s%20razor


(Funny, I just learned that Occam was not the inventor of that notion.)


And my genius friend Randy just said:


This reminds me of one of my favorite Einstein quotes:

"Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler"


And of course, the 10th principle of Agile software development:


Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.







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