The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
E. W. Dijkstra
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling—-the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Edsger W. Dijkstra
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.