Thursday, February 16, 2012

Keep it simple, Stupid!

KISS principle is one of may favorite principles. KISS is an acronym for the principle Keep it simple, Stupid!

KISS Principle:
The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complex, therefore simplicity should be a key goal and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.


There are also other variations of this acronym: "keep it short and simple", "keep it simple or be stupid" or "keep it simple and sincere." But the point is same.

Acronym was created by Kelly Johnson who was an aircraft engineer.
  
This principle most likely finds its origins in words of this great minds:

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



Do you have principles in your life to share with me? What they mean to you?

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