19 Mar 2008

Complexity

Just came across this citation on Slashdot:

"Any third-rate engineer or researcher can increase complexity; but it takes a certain flair of real insight to make things simple again." - E.F.Schumacher.

Every programmer and game designer should bow before these mighty words of wisdom. Guess I need to read his book "Small Is Beautiful" now.

2 comments:

eRiX said...

Ich kontere mit einem anderen schönen Spruch, den ich gerade gelesen habe:

If you make it idiot proof, someone will build a better idiot.

;] frohe Ostern!!!!

JT said...

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan


...I really like that one...