[OT}] Hypercard and an uneasy read.

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 08:06:38 EST 2011


Both of the apply to a simple example.
How to get something from a combination locked glass case. But
circumstances and requirements are a big part of how much complexity can be
removed. As does background and world view.

An engineer might study how the lock works and try to determine if it can
be mechanically subverted.(assumes lost combination, and/or a thief soon to
be incarcerated.)

The owner will punch in the combination.

Law abiding citizens will go through the owner for access to the case.

A thief will bring a hammer.

All valid solutions to the problem, but sometimes additional complexity is
a required part of the solution.

> I think that
> breakthroughs in technology are really about taking a complex problem and
> making it simpler. The best solutions are the simplest ones.
>
> "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes
a
> touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."



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