Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seen On The Innenet

"Fewer moving parts means fewer broken pieces."

So true.

(Which reminds me, there's another starship-repair post coming up, possibly even with illustrations).

7 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

A bowling ball has one moving part. If you break that part you are 2 things.

First, you are out of the bowling bidness.

And second, you are very impressive, and I want to shake the hand of one so skilled.

og said...

I have a LOT fewer moving parts these days. Wonder what that means.

Crucis said...

Designers appear to be forgetting the KISS principal more and more frequently. It a real challenge in software development where scope creep must be constrained.

George said...

Goodie, goodie, goodie. More Starship stories! That's one of my Xmas wishes.

Regards.

rickn8or said...

It has been that I was given an anvil to play with when I was young, but I kept breaking it...

Rob K said...

Crucis touches on what I was going to say: That's true even in software. Simple parts. Do one thing and do it well (the Unix way).

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Why they don't let me babysit anymore.

No matter what happens I try to fit into the evening:

"You happy now? You BROKE it!"

It ends in tears and nothing has to actually be broken...