Complexity and Impostor Syndrome — Medium
My superpower is that I’m too stupid to understand systems that are too complex. It sounds more like a liability than an asset when I put it that way, but think about it: what good is designing a complex system if average people can’t use it, sell it, explain it, support it, and extend it? There are cases where this level of complexity is necessary or beneficial, but in many cases that people think of as complex (space navigation? autonomous vehicles?), the need for simplicity and/or elegance stands out as the main priority.
Thu Jun 23 01:46:53 2016 - permalink -
If you’re a simple thinker, you’re not an impostor. You’re the one that should be architecting the mission-critical system. If you can’t understand how it works, almost no one else can either — so decompose it till you understand it, and build it in a way that makes sense to you.
Someone else can always make it way too complicated later.