Friday, June 15, 2007

The simplicity of symmetry

When it comes to architectures I've always liked the simplicity of symmetric solutions. They are much easier to understand and it is easy to spot inconsistencies in process flow. Well... given the following story... it MUST be that symmetry is much easier for children to understand as well.

The other morning it was raining and my almost 4yr old daughter asked where her Cinderella umbrella was because she couldn't find it. My wife replied that it was in the mud room closet and was likely hanging up in the closet. My daughter went to investigate and came back in a few minutes with the following question. “Mommy can you help me hang it down?”

Principle: Don't underestimate the power of a simple solution:)

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