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Gall's law

Last updated Dec 24, 2021 Edit Source

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

# Gall’s Law

A rule of thumb for complexity system design: simple alphabets produce complex behaviors, complex alphabets produce stupid behaviors

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system**