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Simplicty Principles

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:30 pm
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
Don't get me wrong, I think Edward de Bono is an enormous CLiNT that has made obscene amounts of money by simply putting the bleeding obvious in print. Someone was bound to do it however, ticked off it wasn't me :roll:

Regardless, his "simplicity principles" are worth applying to spudguns however. I'm not trying to infuse spudfiles with inane corporate letterbocks but there is some wisdom to be gleaned when it comes to design and construction:

# You need to put a high value on simplicity
To get simplicity you have to want to get it. To want to get simplicity you have to put a high value on simplicity.
# You must be determined to seek simplicity
People quite like simplicity if it does not cost anything but are usually unwilling to invest resources in making something more simple.
# You need to understand the matter very well
If you do not seek to understand a situation or process, your efforts will be ‘simplistic’ rather than simple. Simplicity before understanding is worthless.
# You need to design alternatives
It is not a matter of designing the ‘one right way’. It is more a matter of designing alternatives and possibilities, and then selecting one of them.
# You need to challenge and discard existing elements
Everything needs to justify its continued existence. If you wish to retain something for the sake of tradition let that be a conscious decision.
# You need to be prepared to start over again
In the search for Simplicity, modify if you can – start afresh if you cannot.
# You need to use concepts
Concepts are the human mind’s way of simplifying the world around. Warning: If you do not use concepts, then you are working with detail.
# You may need to break things down into smaller units
The organisation of a smaller unit is obviously simpler than the organisation of a large unit. The smaller units are themselves organised to serve the larger purpose.
# You need to be prepared to trade off other values for simplicity
A system that seeks to be totally comprehensive may be very complex. You may need to trade off that comprehensiveness for simplicity.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:50 pm
Author: POLAND_SPUD
I'm not trying to infuse spudfiles with inane corporate letterbocks but
ohh great what's next ? motivational posters ? :D

EDIT
:-D

Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:14 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
POLAND_SPUD wrote::-D


HAHAHAHAHA!

but you used a cheap chinese knock-off as an illustration :roll:

Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:37 am
Author: MrCrowley
Goddammit, I saw POLAND's reply before the edit and came back to this :D

Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:43 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
(genuine) LOLOLOL!

I love the last one :D

Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:16 am
Author: MrCrowley
Careful with your words, POLAND :wink:

Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:34 am
Author: Gun Freak
Greatest post in history Crna... Lol :D

edit... fail

Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:26 am
Author: Crna Legija
Gun Freak wrote:Greatest post in history Crna... Lol :D



LOLZ what did i post?

Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:03 am
Author: Gun Freak
Wtf... I meant Poland :lol: