Sunday, April 12, 2015

Complex vs Complicated

Check this out.  Nature makes things that are complex.  People make things complicated.  It's one thing to have many different parts all relating to each other in many different ways.  Complex systems make up some of the most successful and adaptable organisms on earth.  Usually they can be broken down into patterns and pieces that repeat or at least clearly contribute toward the same goal.  Complication on the other hand is taking an existing system and adding variation that does not add value to the system's purpose.  A clear example of this is taking a solution to one problem and forcing it's use for other unrelated problems.  GUI's, insurance and home loans come to mind.

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