Sat, 3 Mar 2001 03:17:10 -0500 (EST)
Dave Long <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > The more I work with computers, the more I realize that complexity has
> > hidden costs
> > Reducing the complexity of my life --- the number of things I have to
> > keep track of --- would probably cut my expenses quite a lot.
> Cuts expenses and aggravation. I've found that it's usually easier
> to simplify a problem to avoid needing any technical solution than
> to throw high tech at it, but I may have fallen too far into Alan
> Perlis' comment:
Xander Blakely, who works at KnowNow, says he's always impressed by
the lengths to which his engineer coworkers will go to find a
technical solution to a self-discipline problem.
> I'd say to simplify your life in order to balance your checkbook
> (and risk it being balanced for you) *less* frequently.
Balancing my checkbook will simplify one part of my life; simplifying
other parts of my life will reduce the effort required to keep it