Posts Tagged ‘Complex Problems’

Do I Really Need To Say That I Don’t Consider Myself “Polite Company”? (Follow-Up)

April 24, 2015

While what I said yesterday was true, it is also true that sometimes simple solutions work the best.  Never sneer at solution just because it’s simple.  If it works, it works.

(I learned this from a rat who preferred to climb over the walls of the maze to get his cheese . . .)

Do I Really Need To Say That I Don’t Consider Myself “Polite Company”?

April 23, 2015

Be it the “Kill the evil overlord and magically their entire empire will fall apart!” trope of fiction, or “Do this one simple trick to reduce belly fat!” tripe of banner ads, humanity has always had a taste for simple solutions to complex problems.  And if we’re being honest here, if the “solution” is simple enough, the fact that it doesn’t actually work can simply become a non-issue never discussed by polite company.