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December 16, 2017

When Defying Simplicity


Of the obviousness of deficiencies in simple/complicated designs.

I conclude that there are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.

- Charles Antony Richard Hoare, ‘The Emperor’s Old Clothes’, via the 1980 ACM Turing Award Lecture

The above proposition also applies to other domains of craft practice.



 

 
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