Simplicity Wrought From Complexity

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EdsgerDijkstra ... once said that he would happily spend two hours pondering how to MakeASingleSentenceClearer. He reasons that if the paper is read by a couple of hundred people -- a decidedly modest estimate for someone of Dijkstra's caliber and reputation -- and he can save each reader a minute or two of confusion, then it's well worth the effort. We admire SimplicityWroughtFromComplexity precisely because we realize that it is an achievement both worthwhile and difficult, and not everyone can do it.

&From ''Constructing Superior Software'', Paul C. Clements&

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