Archive for August 31st, 2011

Monthly Aphorism: On Complexity

  • When faced with a problem you don’t understand, do any part of it you do understand, then look at it again.

Heinlein, of course: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Yes, this algorithm can stall you at a local maximum, but that’s better than remaining stuck in the starting gate while you’re thinking too much.

In less high-falutin’ terms: Don’t just sit there, do something!