Forget Hardy

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Wed Jun 11 13:59:01 UTC 2008

xerces8 wrote:
> "Cybe R. Wizard" wrote:
>> Steve Lamb <grey at>  said:
>>> I reject the notion that anything a human does should be completely 
>>> tailored to anticipate and dumb down for the untrained, uninitiated, 
>>> /unwilling/ user.
>> Potential .sig!  May I quote you?
> Einstein said "Everything should be made as simple as possible (but not simpler).".
> But what did he know ?

Aside from the fact that no-one's entirely sure whether he ever did say 
precisely that, we can be fairly certain that whatever he did say was in 
reference to his outspoken belief that if two solutions are of equal 
merit but different complexity, the simpler one is to be preferred.


Avi Greenbury

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