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simple

1. Chem (of a substance or material) consisting of only one chemical compound rather than a mixture of compounds
2. Maths
a. (of a fraction) containing only integers
b. (of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
c. (of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
3. Biology not divided into parts
4. Music relating to or denoting a time where the number of beats per bar may be two, three, or four
5. a plant, esp a herbaceous plant, having medicinal properties

simple

[′sim·pəl]
(biology)
Made up of one piece.
Unbranched.
Consisting of identical units, as a simple tissue.

SIMPLE

(1)
Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

SIMPLE

(2)
Simulation of Industrial Management Problems with Lots of Equations. R.K. Bennett, 1958. Predecessor to DYNAMO, for IBM 704.

SIMPLE

(SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions) Enhancements that add instant messaging and presence to the SIP protocol. Developed by the SIMPLE working group of the IETF, SIMPLE adds buddy list subscriptions and notifications and instant messaging commands.

SIMPLE has two modes. Session mode, which is the more efficient mode, sets up the call and provides a raft of features including conferencing. Page mode uses no call setup and is more like a short messaging service for delivering one-shot messages and announcements.

The IETF's Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol (IMPP) working group, from which the SIMPLE group was split off, focuses on helping people build gateways to SIMPLE from other IM systems. In 2001, AOL said it would support SIMPLE, but subsequently abandoned its plans. See SIP.
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which some readers dismissed as naive utopian simple-mindedness.
This means that in the first instance the joke arises from the dullness of Malvolio and Andrew, who unwittingly expose their own simple-mindedness by failing to notice the obscenity that they are spelling out.
The people around him chalked it up to poor upbringing, simple-mindedness and dangerous friendships, but they held out hope that his talent would prevail.
There's a bit of the populist simple-mindedness here that Lind elsewhere deplores for having wrecked national liberalism.
Instead of ideological simple-mindedness (some even mistake such simple-mindedness for parsimonious theory), therefore, this more complex view provides a much better frame for discussing both successes and failures in post-World War II experience with deliberate development.