Simplicity and Complexity

Unfortunately, as a society we tend to regard “complex” and “intelligent” as words that go together. In actuality, intelligent solutions are often the simplest ones. Furthermore, it is the simplest solutions that are often the hardest to find. Most of the algorithms in this book are good examples of the power of simplicity. Although many of the algorithms were developed and proven correct by individuals doing extensive research, they appear in their final form as clear and concise solutions to problems distilled down to their essence.

Loudon, Kyle (1999–08–05). Mastering Algorithms with C (Kindle Locations 321–324). O’Reilly Media. Kindle Edition.

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