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Keep it simple stupid

KISS er et andet af mine favorit-citater. Det stammer fra Kelly Johnson, chefingeniør på Lockheed Skunk Works hvor han stod for konstruktionen af bl.a. Lockheed U2 og SR-71 Blackbird spionflyene.

Andre fortalere for KISS er:

  • Albert Einstein: "everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler"
  • Leonardo Da Vinci: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
  • Antoine de Saint Exupéry: "It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away".

Hvis du har lyst til at læse hvordan man bygger noget helt uovertruffent, så læs: Skunk Works af Ben R. Rich og Leo Janos (1996) (ISBN 0316743003)

 

Og Brian W. Kernighan er meget enig: "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."