One of my pet peeves is the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid.
Don’t get me wrong: It’s worth striving for simplicity wherever possible. But some problems are not simple and have simple solutions. Sometimes KISS is the shortcut to getting it all wrong.
Another take on simplicity is a quote floating around in social media these days:
Oh, so Einstein said that. So you can’t argue with that.
Well, he probably didn’t as Wikiquote reports:
So let’s stick to a real Einstein quote:
“Everything should be as simple as it can be, but not simpler”
A great quote related to data quality and master data management by the way.