Elegant Solutions to Interesting Problems

Occam\’s Razor applied to technology

So, what’s all this then?

There’s an old Chinese curse that goes something like this:

“May you live in interesting times.”

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? The curse part creeps in when you start wondering what their definition of “interesting” is.

A friend of mine once applied this directly to software engineering and technology. He said that he always became worried whenever someone used one of three phrases:

  • You know, I just had a neat idea….
  • Sounds like a fun project
  • Now here’s an interesting problem

Now, I’m a believer in the “Occam’s Razor” of software and technology: “A simple, elegant solution will do a better job than a more complex solution.” That’s what this blog is about: finding those Elegant Solutions that we all need so badly.


August 9, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I read your comments and they struck an idea in my own head. So now the new story idea file has something new in it. ha.
    Keep up the good work, everyone needs to know more about security.

    Comment by Anya | September 19, 2006 | Reply

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