KISS Principle


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KISS Principle

/kis' prin'si-pl/ Keep It Simple, Stupid.

A maxim often invoked when discussing design to fend off creeping featurism and control complexity of development. Possibly related to the marketroid maxim on sales presentations, "Keep It Short and Simple".

See also Occam's Razor.
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Hence by following the KISS principle, Keep it Simple Stupid, we opted for not so expensive hardware.
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Use the KISS principle when writing to your senior friends/relatives.
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His strategy follows the KISS Principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid).
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TF: Don't complicate things--use the KISS principle.
Noon continued with the importance of simplicity (we veterans understand this as the KISS principle, or "Keep It Simple, Stupid
I always feel that applying the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid ) when cooking brings the best results.