SPUG: elegance ? sucess : failure

Michael R. Wolf MichaelRWolf at att.net
Wed Jan 28 04:05:18 CST 2004

I like elegant solutions. Always have. functions, knots, gadgets,
words -- I like 'em all to be elegant. I'm in awe of an elegant
solution to a problem, be it code, rope, gears, or a turn of phrase.

I stumbled across a quote from an elder, a founding-parent in the
logic world of computers, if you will.  He was a very logical,
methodical man.

    Elegence is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between
    sucess and failure.
      -- Edsger W. Dijkstra 

    elegance: ingeniously simple and effective
      -- OED

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!
        MichaelRWolf at att.net

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