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Is Complex Better Than Complicated?

Unless you have a software background, you’ve probably never heard of longtime Pythoncoder Tim Peters. In Zen of Python, he suggests 20 design principles including: Simple is better than complex. Complex is better than complicated. How is “complex” better than “complicated”? After all, their dictionary definitions are similar and they are listed synonyms in the thesaurus: Complex – adj. not…

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Less Is More

On my most recent transcontinental flight, I found myself writing the phrase “less is more” in response to a 60 page PowerPoint that I had been sent.   Unlike other irritating phrases, I believe that we could all benefit from following that advice.  Although the origins appear to be in doubt, “less is more” is often associated…

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