A concise statement of what I have believed for a long time. Landing on a solution that happens to solve your problem while also making breakfast lunch and dinner and providing a path to world peace is an illness in today’s integration driven technology world. Simple problems deserve simple solutions, complex problems deserve well thought out, precisely targeted solutions — often the process of thinking them out reveals a set of simple solutions that address the complex problem. Off the shelf solutions are seldom simple or targeted. Adopting them without careful consideration contributes to bloat, user burn out, and product instability.